Organization honors Jacobson’s dedication to Civil War battlefield preservation
Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson recently received the Tennie Pinkerton Dozier award from the Save the Franklin Battlefield organization. Every year, the organization presents this award to an individual who has made a long-term, compelling commitment to battlefield preservation efforts in Williamson County.
“I am extremely honored to be the recipient of the Tennie Pinkerton Award,” said Eric Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Saving what we can of the Franklin is one of our greatest challenges, and also one of the most rewarding.”
Save the Franklin Battlefield, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers from across the world who are dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of Civil War sites in Williamson County.
Tennie Pinkerton Dozier, the award’s namesake, was the wife of a Confederate soldier who devoted her life to honoring those who fought and sacrificed their lives at the Battle of Franklin. She was one of the first people in Franklin to champion the need to have a battlefield park, organized the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy and helped raise funds for the Confederate soldier monument in Franklin’s square.
Jacobson is the author of three books on the American Civil War, including “For Cause & For Country,” “The McGavock Confederate Cemetery” and “Baptism of Fire.” He is the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust, and helps to lead non-profit organization in its continued preservation of the Franklin battlefield.
About The Battle of Franklin Trust
The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.