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6th Annual Franklin Folk Festival
Battle of Frogtown
Kirk's Raiders Attack!

There was no real Battle of Frogtown. There was one skirmish in the Civil War in Macon County, and it is called the Battle of Iotla Ford. The
Macon Historical Association has the story on that, and Digital Heritage has a short history of the Yankee Sympathizer George Kirk, who was to plague North Carolina for years.

Here are a few photos depicting the beginning of the Battle of Frogtown by Civil War reenactors:

Kirk' Raiders Prepare to Attack

Kirk's Raiders on the Move

The Defenders Gather

Kirk's Raiders Attack!

The Defenders Move Forward

Kirk's Raiders Open Fire

The Defense of Frogtown Begins

Kirk's Raiders Advance

The Defenders of Frogtown Retreat

Kirk's Raiders Push Forward

The Defenders Return Fire

That's all for right now. I'll put the rest of it up tomorrow, and many more photos from the 6th Annual Franklin Folk Festival put on by the
Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

history returns to life... nice job, Bobby!

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2010 Macon County Fair
Sept 15-29, 2010
Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin, NC



This used to be one of several political commentary blogs I ran until I got tired of updating several blogs, and consolidated them on Thunder Pig, and moved the group blogs to a Ning network.

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