202 years ago, on March 4, 1817, a young Mary “Polly” Atkinson completed this alphabetic sampler! You can now create your very own copy of the sampler with our kit. The kit includes the pattern, fabric, and required threads to complete the sampler. Available in store at Carter House, or online here: www.store.boft.org/novelties/polly-carter-sampler?rq=Sampler #history #franklintn #carterhouse
New stake-and-rider fencing is being installed on Carter Hill Park! #franklintn #history #tn #civilwar
The osage tree in the Carnton garden. One of the only remaining Witness Trees of the Battle of Franklin. #franklintn #civilwar #history #tree
New cavalry exhibit on display in the Carter House museum! Stop by for a tour and check it out! #franklintn #history #museum #civilwar
South view of Carnton. When was the last time you visited the Franklin battlefield?? #civilwar #franklintn #history
Francis Watkins Carter, son of Fountain Branch and Polly Carter, was a Confederate veteran who fought alongside his brothers, Tod and Moscow, in the 20th Tennessee Infantry. After the Civil War, Francis travelled to Venezuela, then to Texas, and eventually settled in San Diego, CA with his wife and children. Learn more about Francis "Wad" Carter in the most recent episode of "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust"! Available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in bio.
Pic 1: Francis with wife Mollie and their children, ca. 1905.
Pic 2: Francis travels from Middle Tennessee, to Central and South America, Texas, and California.
Pic 3: Francis' gravestone in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego. #franklintn #civilwar #civilwarhistory #podcast #historypodcast #california #venezuela
SPRINGHOUSE RESTORATION UPDATE: Masonry work is currently being done on the springhouse at Carnton. It may look messy now, but this is important restoration work on an original historic structure! #carnton #franklintn
Francis Watkins Carter was the youngest son of Fountain Branch and Polly Carter. He grew up in the Carter House in Franklin, TN, but his life's journey brought him through some of the roughest fighting of the Civil War, then to South America, and finally to the western American frontier.
Learn more about Francis Watkins Carter in the newest 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 here, link in bio. #franklintn #carterhouse #tn #tennesseehistory #civilwar #confederate #unitedstates
Captain Roland Jones, a Mississippi sharpshooter, was wounded in the Battle of Franklin and treated at Carnton. While convalescing in the months after the battle, he fell in love with Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clouston. Lizzie was employed by the McGavock family as a governess, and she was likely in the house the night of the Battle of Franklin. In the Summer of 1865, Roland was transferred to Nashville as a prisoner of war. On June 22, 1865, he wrote a letter to Lizzie stating, "I am often transported in imagination back to Col. McGavock's and fancy that I am rested in the Hall watching with restless impatience for the appearance of her who is dearer to me than the whole world beside." Roland and Lizzie married later that year, in December of 1865. "With This Pledge," a new novel (released today!) by Tamera Alexander, explores the story of the Battle of Franklin through the eyes of Elizabeth Clouston. She interacts with real individuals, like the McGavock family and Roland Jones, and witness real historical events/locations, like the Battle of Franklin and the hospital at Carnton. Order your copy, link in bio!
Josie Wells was a prominent doctor in Tennessee in the early 20th Century. She taught at colleges like Meharry Medical College and Fisk University, and was the head of a hospital in Nashville. She provided medical care for women and children; people who had a difficult time finding quality care elsewhere. This photo from the Nashville Globe in 1908 shows Josie with her daughter "Little Alma." Learn more about Dr. Wells in the most recent episode of "TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust"! Join hosts and historical enthusiasts Brad and Sarah, along with special guest Kristi, as they discuss the life of Dr. Josie Wells. This is PART TWO of our two part series. Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website, link in bio. #podcast #historypodcast #tennessee #tennesseehistory