Family to donate fatal Tod Carter bullet

One hundred forty-six years ago today, one bullet out of thousands fired that day struck a 24-year-old man named Theodrick “Tod” Carter just outside his boyhood home.

Carter was a Franklin boy and a Confederate soldier who hadn’t seen his home in three years. He lay bleeding about 100 yards away from the farmhouse — today, the Carter House museum — where his family hid in the basement.

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