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Significant acquisition tells the story of Tod Carter

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:48 am

Tod Carter passFRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust has revealed their recent acquisition of a deeply significant artifact. The organization has uncovered the pass given to Tod Carter to return home in November 1864.

“When I saw the pass I knew immediately how important it was,” commented The Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric Jacobson. “I have seen a photo of this artifact and long wondered where it could be. We are honored to have it back home at The Carter House.”

On Nov. 28, 1864 Captain Tod Carter received written permission in the form of a pass to go ahead of the regiment and begin his return to Franklin, Tenn. The Battle of Franklin broke out on Nov. 30 as Carter was making his return home by horse. He was shot and wounded about 525 feet from his home where he later died.

“This story has such critical historic significance,” said Jacobson. “This pass is deeply connected to The Carter Family and further tells their story.”

The pass was uncovered in a storage unit and then acquired by The Battle of Franklin Trust. Jacobson unveiled the pass at an event held at The Carter House. It has not yet been determined where the pass will be permanently displayed.

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