Today, on the square in Franklin, five new interpretive markers were unveiled. These markers provide information on United States Colored Troops from Williamson County, the Reconstruction Era, the Franklin riot of 1867, the courthouse and market house where human beings were bought and sold, and the Battle of Franklin. These markers are a part of the Fuller Story project, an effort lead by local reverends Hewitt Sawyers, Chris Williamson, Kevin Riggs, and historian Eric Jacobson. Thank you to all who attended this historic event!
More information on the Fuller Story project can be found here: www.fullerstory.org
Animalia Health & Wellness and The Battle of Franklin Trust welcome Harvey, the beloved mascot of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry to the Carter House. Through the generosity of Animalia, a bronze sculpture of Harvey is the first tangible component completed for the new Carter House museum and will be unveiled on Oct. 24.
The 104th Ohio was located on the main Federal line of defense south of Franklin, positioned near Fountain Branch Carter’s cotton gin, on the afternoon of November 30, 1864. Harvey was well known and mentioned by soldiers. Adam Weaver of Company ‘I’ wrote, “The regiment’s mascot, old dog Harvey, just paid us a visit. He somehow always looks me up. After a little bite and a hand pat too, moves on to Company ‘F’ boys.” Battle of Franklin Trust Curator Joanna Stephens wanted to recreate Harvey because of the humanity that animals bring to the very tragic and chaotic wartime period in America. Dogs and their loyalties to humans speak to all demographics. Animalia means "with soul," which is how Animalia Health & Wellness approaches every pet and their individualized medical needs. Striving to offer a peaceful retreat for animals, Animalia Health & Wellness has a genuine love and kindness for the animal kingdom. This commonality made this unexpected partnership perfect.
Artist Janel Maher of Janel Maher Fine Art, known for capturing the heart, soul, and very essence in her sculptures, brought Harvey to life so all future visitors could experience the beloved mascot.
The unveiling will take place at 6 p.m. at the Carter House Visitor Center, 1140 Columbia Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided by Menu Maker Catering and Triple Crown Bakery. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Animalia Health & Wellness, please visit www.animaliawellness.com.
Coming soon... A new film from The Battle of Franklin Trust about the war that redefined America.
The Battle of Franklin Trust recently announced the reprinting of “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph”. Written by U. S. General Jacob D. Cox, the book was the first full-length study of the battle.
Originally published in 1897, the book is being re-released to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The Battle of Franklin Trust team designed a new cover and dust jacket but kept the layout of the book nearly identical to its first printing. “The Battle of Franklin Trust is proud to announce the reprinting of the first bona fide study of the Battle of Franklin, written by Jacob Cox, who was headquartered at the Carter House on November 30, 1864,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. “The Battle of Franklin Trust has taken on something that we have never done before and we are excited to commemorate the battle with this piece of history.” Cox commanded the main Federal line of defense at Franklin and was stationed at the Carter House. Cox corresponded with participants in the battle for years as he researched and wrote his book. “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph” was the only full-length study of the battle until 1983. The book was a standard for almost 80 years and Cox’s firsthand knowledge makes the text one of a kind.
In addition to the reprinting of “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph,” the Battle of Franklin Trust will be offering specialized battlefield tours and hosting other events to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.
The new edition of “The Battle of Franklin: A Monograph” is now available for $24.99 at both Carter House and Carnton and is available for purchase online, link in bio. #history #franklintn #civilwar
Two new @civilwartrails markers were installed this morning on the grounds at Carnton. These markers, titled “Beyond the House” and “The Springhouse,” give visitors a more well-rounded view of the lives of the free and enslaved individuals who lived and worked at Carnton. Stop by for a tour and check them out for yourself!
On the evening of November 30, 1864, Carnton was taken over by Loring's Division of the Confederate Army of Tennessee and used a field hospital. That night the house and grounds were filled with wounded and dying Confederate soldiers during the horrific Battle of Franklin. Surgeons worked all night to save the wounded.
This week on TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust, join hosts Brad and Sarah as they interview Dr. James Atkinson, a physician and expert on Civil War medicine. Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in bio. #carnton #history #franklintn #civilwar #medicine #podcast
"During our family reunion in Franklin, TN we toured Carnton and The Carter House. Sheila did an amazing job as our tour guide at Carter House...made us feel as if we were part of the Battle of Franklin. When she told us about all the children in the house that night I just wanted to grab them and get them out of there!! It was so real....I have been on many tours over the years but never one as intense as this one. Sheila knew the story so well and presented it as if she had lived it! Thank you Sheila for a great experience!!" - TripAdvisor reviewer TRacyP
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"A tour of Carnton really brings history to life. Trey, the tour guide, did a wonderful job of highlighting the architecture and furnishings of the house and the changes they went through, telling about several generations of the family who occupied the house, and describing the Battle of Franklin and the subsequent conversion of Carnton to a field hospital. He was passionate about the subject and clearly moved by the stories of individual people he shared with the group. The house is huge and an interesting piece of U.S. history, and the outbuildings, grounds, and cemetery add even more depth to the tour. This is a sight that should be visited by anyone who visits Franklin. Knowing our national history, the bad as well as the good, is vital. I’m grateful to the organization that continues to preserve this bit if history for all to see." - @TripAdvisor reviewer lars0nnh
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Andrew Johnson was born in North Carolina, but spent most of his adult life as a Tennessean. He served in almost every elected office possible, including town alderman, mayor, colonel in the state militia, state representative and senator, governor, and member the United State Senate and House of Representatives. Johnson, a democrat, was the only southern Senator to remain loyal to the Union following the secession crisis of 1860-61, leading Abraham Lincoln to select Johnson as his running mate in the 1864 presidential election. Following Lincoln's assassination, Johnson would become one of the most controversial presidents in United States' history.
Learn more about Andrew Johnson's early life in the most recent episode of TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust! Episode are free and available on all major podcast apps, or from our website, link in bio. #history #historypodcast #civilwar #podcast #tennessee
Moscow Carter was a veteran of the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. After being captured in the Battle of Mill Springs and spending months as a prisoner of war, Moscow was exchanged or paroled and allowed to spend the remainder of the war at home in Franklin. The night of the Battle of Franklin, Moscow ensured that his family was safe in the cellar of the Carter House. After the war, Moscow acted as the first Battle of Franklin tour guide, showing visitors, including many veterans, around his farm. This late 19th century photo shows the front door of the Carter house, with Moscow in the center leaning on the fence.
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