Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Confederate belt buckle unearthed in Carter House garden


 This belt buckle was found in the Carter House garden after a heavy rain. Submitted photo

FRANKLIN — History keeps popping up in present day.

Just weeks after workers excavating land for the future driveway into Franklin’s Civil War park discovered a 12-pound cannonball, another historical find has been unearthed.

Battle of Franklin Trust COO Eric A. Jacobson announced today that a visitor from Ohio recently found a Confederate belt buckle while walking through The Carter House garden. As the visitor began to walk back toward the secondary Federal line, he noticed something about half covered with loose dirt. Upon inspection, he immediately realized it was a buckle, and almost certainly Confederate.

“The day after a hard rain in Franklin, a visitor approached me about an item he found in The Carter House garden,” Jacobson said. “He had found what appeared to be a Confederate belt buckle that had surfaced in an area just inside what was the main Federal line during the Battle of Franklin.”

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