On your visits to the Franklin (Tenn.) battlefield, you've probably heard the poignant story of Tod Carter (right), the 20th Tennessee captain who was mortally wounded about 150 yards from his boyhood home on Nov. 30, 1864. The 10th of 12 children of Fountain Carter died two days after the battle in the house where he was born in 1840. The Carter house and battle-scarred outbuildings still stand and are open to the public. Roughly a mile away, in Rest Haven Cemetery, you'll find Tod Carter's grave, a worthy stop on your next battlefield visit.
|The Carter House on Columbia Pike, where Tod Carter died on Dec. 2, 1864.|