Moscow Carter was the second son of Fountain and Polly Carter, but spent most of his life as the oldest child in a large family. He fought in both the Mexican-American War and Civil War, and was one of the Carter family members in the cellar during the Battle of Franklin.
This week on TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust, join hosts Brad and Sarah as they discuss the life of Moscow Branch Carter! Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in bio. #carterhouse #franklintn #history #civilwar #podcast #historypodcast
Carnton Sidewalk Sale is going on now!! Stop by today by 3:00pm. All prices are negotiable.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." - Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
A year and a half later, the war was over. The Union was saved and nearly four million enslaved individuals were freed, but the nation was in tatters. Villages like Franklin were left to deal with the destruction brought on by war. Hundreds of thousands of men and boys had their lives cut short. But, according to Lincoln, these losses were not in vain. Through these losses, we as a nation devoted ourselves to the belief that, "this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." This Independence Day, take a moment to reflect on these words.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the first Sunset Concert of 2019! Make sure not to miss the July concert!
Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied Forces invaded Normandy in an effort to overthrow the Nazi occupation of France. This effort, commonly known as D-Day, was the largest amphibious assault in world history and was a critical step toward Allied victory in Europe.
Photo courtesy of US National Archives
Just over 110 years ago, on April 29, 1909, what the National Weather Service refers to as the "deadliest tornado outbreak ever in Middle Tennessee, and one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the history of the United States," struck Carnton. When the main house was constructed in 1826, it was attached to a smaller home that was built in 1815. The 1815 home was severely damaged in the tornado, and eventually torn down. One newspaper stated, "Four houses are blown down in Franklin. The old McGavock home is wrecked." This is the only known photo in which the original house can be seen, through the trees to the right of the big house. Learn more about the post-war history of Carnton in today's episode of TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust! Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in description. #historypodcast #history #franklintn #tennessee #podcast
For many years after the Civil War, Carnton was thought of as little more than an old house out by the Confederate Cemetery. Some even say that the home had become essentially a storage facility for farm equipment. But in the late 1970's, a group of dedicated individuals stepped in and saved the house, charting a course for the historic site as we know it today. Learn more about the post-war history of Carnton in today's episode of TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust! Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in bio. #franklintn #carnton #civilwar #history #historypodcast
This is a colorized photo of the 1914 reunion of the Blue and the Gray. Fifty years after the Battle of Franklin, US and Confederate veterans met on the Franklin battlefield and had their photo taken standing in front of the battle damage on the Carter smoke house. The Civil War had forever impacted their lives, yet they were willing to confront what they went through and continue telling their stories. We believe it is important to share the significance of the Battle of Franklin, and of the Civil War in general. Help us continue this effort by contributing to the Carter House visitor center museum as part of the #BigPayback! The Big Payback ends at midnight tonight, so make your donation at the link in our bio!
If you have visited Carter House recently, you have likely seen the interior of the Carter farm office. This building provides one of the most striking visuals of what the Battle of Franklin was really like for those who lived through it. This building needed major restorations, and those restorations only took place because people like you stepped up and took responsibility during the #BigPayback two years ago. THANK YOU! Today, we ask you to help us continue the story by contributing to our next big project; designing a state-of-the-art museum in the new Carter House visitor center. The Big Payback is TODAY ONLY, so head to the link in the bio. #history #franklintn #civilwar #historicpreservation
As many of you are aware, we are designing a new visitor center for the Carter House. This building will not only be a state-of-the-art facility with the capacity to accommodate our ever-increasing number of visitors, but it will also contain a museum space designed to interpret one hundred years of American history, from the founding through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This area will show visitors the real significance of our war in general, and the Battle of Franklin in particular. We are pleased to share with you the blueprints of what the exterior of this building will look like. As part of the #BigPayback, we ask you to contribute to the museum that will exist inside this building. Head to the link in our bio! #history #historicpreservation #franklintn #carterhouse