The 50th Regiment [Ohio] actually tore down the Carter barn to help build our breastworks.

“The position we occupied was just in front of the Carter House, and the 50th Regiment [Ohio] actually tore down the Carter barn to help build our breastworks. It had been built of hewn logs, and we even put on a row of head logs. Our second line of works joined on to the Carter smokehouse, which lay west of the house.”
Lt. Thomas C. Thoburn, 50th Ohio, Strickland’s Brigade
Citation source: Eyewitness at the Battle of Franklin, Logdson, p2.

The Carter house (below) as it looks today.


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  1. The 50th Regiment [Ohio] actually tore down the Carter barn to help build our breastworks. .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

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