The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association awarded Greg Wade of Franklin, TN the 2015 Robert A. Ragland Award at its Annual Members Meeting in Nashville on May 9th, 2015. TCWPA’s annual award is given to a community member who has made outstanding contributions to the preservation and interpretation of Tennessee’s Civil War battlefields. President Joe Smyth recognized Wade’s extraordinary and enduring leadership in local battlefield preservation.
“Greg (r) is a past president of Save The Franklin Battlefield and current board member of Franklin’s Charge, and has for years given his time, talents and energy to saving, promoting and interpreting Civil War battlefield sites in Williamson County,” said Smyth. “Greg started the Franklin Civil War Round Table and has grown it from a handful of folks meeting in the back of a local bookstore to up to 100 enjoying both local and national experts speak on history and battlefield preservation. He has also been a ‘voice in the wilderness’ promoting the importance of the battlefields comprising the Retreat from Nashville raising awareness of these sites with lectures, tours, and Civil War Trails markers.”
Wade designated the Franklin Civil War Roundtable as recipient of the award’s accompanying grant of $500.00 for the purposes of interpreting the December 17, 1864 events near Franklin, Tennessee.