Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter

Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter (HM1YGB)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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N 35° 55.017', W 86° 52.467'

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20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Smith's Brigade

—Bate's Division, Cheatham's Corps, Army of Tennessee C.S.A. —

Born at the Carter House March 24, 1840 and educated at the Harpeth Academy. He was an attorney-at-law and a Master Mason. Tod enlisted in Co. H, 20th Tenn. Inf. May 1, 1862. Appointed Assistant Quarter Master on Oct. 24, 1862 and served as a war correspondent for the Chattanooga "Daily Rebel" using the name "Mint Julip".

Capt. Carter participated in most of the Army of Tenn. battles. He was captured at Chattanooga on Nov. 25, 1863 but escaped from a prison train in Pennsylvania Feb. 1864. He returned to the army in March 1864 serving in the Atlanta and Tenn. campaigns. Mortally wounded 200 yards Southwest of his home on Nov. 30 1864 in the Battle of Franklin and died at the Carter House Dec. 2, 1864.

"Rest, soldier, rest, you are not forgotten, for you did not die in vain"

Plaque donated by Compatriot G. Daniel Clark the Tod Carter camp #854, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511327 N 3974744
Decimal Degrees35.91695000, -86.87445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.017', W 86° 52.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 1.02" N, 86° 52' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Strahl St, Franklin TN 37064, US
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