Thursday, January 11, 2018

At Franklin, Tennessee, stark evidence of a terrible battle

Inside this small outbuilding on the Carter farm, bullet holes appear like constellations in a
 night sky.  The structure was used as a farm office by the Carters.  Read story here.
(Photo courtesy W W Bärenjäger Nicks)

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It's 9 a.m. on a frigid Saturday, and a lone visitor at the historic Carter house astride the Columbia Pike in Franklin, Tenn., stops to gawk. From a distance, he sees two ordinary-looking outbuildings on the old plantation. Up close, however, he discovers they're extraordinary. Riddled or pockmarked by bullets, the structures are mute witnesses to the carnage that occurred here on the afternoon of Nov. 30, 1864, during the Battle of Franklin.

   PANORAMA: Click at upper right for full-screen experience.

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