2004 Carter House March press release
- 2004 Carter House March press release
On Saturday, November 27, 2004, several Civil War reenactors will be marching north up Highway 31, from Spring Hill to the Carter House, in Franklin. These reenactors are soliciting mile by mile pledges from the public to fund a new cannon and two interpretive signs for the Carter House, which was the epicenter of the bloody Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864. The goal of this march is to raise $10,000.00. Those wishing to support this tax-deductible endeavor, are asked to send a check to:
Carter House March
1140 Columbia Ave.
On the same day (Saturday, November 27, 2004), at 3:00 p.m., the reenactors will pause at historic Winstead Hill, where they will be joined by members of the Sam Davis Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, of Brentwood. The Sam Davis Camp owns and cares for the Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill, and has agreed to merge their annual Battle of Franklin Memorial Service with the fund-raising effort. SCV members from across the state are expected to participate. The general public also is invited to march the final leg of this journey with the reenactors, from Winstead Hill to the Carter House (a two mile distance) along Columbia Ave. (Highway 31). Anyone wishing to march is asked to bring 2 -3 canned goods to donate to "Graceworks", a pantry for the homeless. Upon arriving at the Carter House, all marchers will be given a free tour of the Carter House by nationally renowned military historian Thomas Cartwright.
Contact: David Fraley or Thomas Cartwright at 615-791-1861