Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter

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Location: 1140 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 55.017    W 086° 52.467
  35.91695    -86.87445
Waymark: None


Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter
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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