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John C. Carter

 
 
John C. Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. John C. Carter Marker
Inscription.  Commissioned Brigadier to rank from July 7, 1864 Carter had worked his way up from the rank of Captain by distinguishing himself with the Army of Tennessee at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro & Chickamauga. Taking part in the Atlanta Campaign, Carter was in temporary command of Cheathamís Division at The Battle of Jonesboro. Attacking to the left of Gistís Brigade at Franklin, Carterís Regiments; the 1st, 4th Provisional, 6th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 27, 28th, and 50th Tennessee were “torn by canister and musketry before they reached the local abatis”. Carter rode recklessly in front of his brigade espousing the “Lead by Example” credo that had come to be the norm in The Army of Tennessee. Less than 150 yards from the works, Carter tumbled from his horse, shot through the body. Shortly thereafter “His Boys” of the 1st Tennessee penetrated the Federal Works (sic). He died December 10, 1864 at The Harrison House and was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Location.
"Brigadier's Walk" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 22, 2017
2. "Brigadier's Walk"
The John C. Carter marker is second from the right.
35° 53.329′ N, 86° 52.697′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Columbia Pike (U.S. 31) 0.2 miles south of Mack C. Hatcher Memorial Parkway (Tennessee Route 397), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winstead Hill Park, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (here, next to this marker); Brigadier's Walk (a few steps from this marker); Major General Patrick R. Cleburne CSA (a few steps from this marker); Cockrell's Missouri Brigade CSA (a few steps from this marker); Winstead Hill Observation Post (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Soldiers Of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); 3" Ordinance Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  John C. Carter. Wikipedia entry on John C. Carter (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brigadier General John C. Carter image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
3. Brigadier General John C. Carter
Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
4. Winstead Hill Confederate Memorial Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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