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Stop 1

The Carter House

National Landmark

1140 Columbia Ave

 
 

 

 
 

The tour begins at the Carter House Museum From Columbia Ave, just north of the Carter House, turn into East Fowlkes Avenue to the Carter House Museum parking lot.  An overview of the Battle of Franklin is available here. The Carter House and Museum are open for tours.

 
 

 

 
 

The Carter House is considered the epicenter for the Battle of Franklin, with vicious hand-to-hand fighting raging all around during the battle.  It is scarred by more that 1,000 bullet holes, still visible today. Built in 1830 by F.B. Carter, this house remained in the Carter family until 1896.  On the morning of the battle, the parlor of the house was commandeered by Federal General J.D. Cox as his headquarters, and was used as such until shortly prior to the battle. F.B. Carter’s son, Confederate Captain Tod Carter, was mortally wounded just southwest of the home and carried inside the following morning where he died December 2nd.  Arthur McArthur, father of WWII General Douglas McArthur, was shot in the chest, shoulder and knee near the front of the house.  An overview of the Battle of Franklin is available here. 

 

Website: The Carter House

 
     
 

    

 
 

Click the thumbnails to read the Historic Markers

 
 

 

 
 

Leaving the Carter House Museum, turn right onto Columbia Avenue, drive two miles to the Winstead Hill Overlook on the rightWinstead Hill City Park is next to the overlook.

 
     
 

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