Category Archives: Tennessee

Dr James A. North served in Company F, 4th TN Cav (CSA)

Dr James North 4th TN Cav

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Dr. James A. North (1838-1924), son of Rev. Henry Baugh North of West Harpeth. He served in Co F 4th TN Cav. CSA and moved to Franklin in 1895. The 4th TN Cav served in Biffle’s Brigade, Chalmer’s Dvision.

Dr. North traded his 75 acre farm at West Harpeth for a house on 2 lots in McEwen’s Addition on Lewisburg Ave. in 1895. he married Eliza Baker and they were the parents of Wm. Wallace, Henry Baker, Robert Cowles, Carrick Hesikell, Kate, Jessie, Eloise and Willie North. Source: HFWC

North wedding pic

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James L. Cooper served in the 20th Tennessee Infantry, Company C, with Tod Carter, his best friend

James L. Cooper son of Washington Cooper of Nashville and friend of Tod Carter. Both were members of the 20th Tennessee Infantry which fought at Franklin.

James L. Cooper 20th TN

Image courtesy of Historic Foundation of Williamson County.

He enlisted Oct 7, 1861 for a period of 12 months.

Records show he was taken prisoner on Jan 19, 1862 at Fishing Creek, KY. He was paroled on the 27th. He was exchanged Aug 25, 1862.

By Nov-Dec 62 he was back with his unit.

On Sept 1, 1863 he was promoted to 1st Sgt.

On 25 Nov 1863 he was wounded at Missionary Ridge.  By March 1864 he was back with his unit.

On August 25, 1864 he was promoted to aide-de-camp to General Tyler in Atlanta.

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James W. Stevens (1828-1915) Co C 22nd TN Cavalry

James W. Stevens (1828-1915) Co C 22nd TN Cavalry is buried on Pleasant Hill Rd. James fought with his unit at Franklin. On Dec 12, 1864 he was captured in Carthage, Tennessee.

James W. Stevens (1828-1915) Co C 22nd TN CAV

 Image courtesy of The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County

While at Franklin, the 22nd TN Cav fought with Bell’s Brigade, Buford’s Division, alongside the 19th, 20th, 21st TN Cav units, and Nixon’s TN Cav.

James enlisted June 28, 1861 into the 22nd TN Cav, Company C., for a period of 12 months. At enlistment he was from DeKalb Co., Tenn.  He was 24 years old, 6’1″, blue eyes.

Confederate records show that he was listed as deserted on March 10, 1863, before his first year was up.

Aug – Dec 62 he  was listed as absent, a paroled prisoner.

In December 1862 his records show he signed back up with his unit and was placed again in good standing.

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By July-Aug 63 he was captured and exchanged back to his army.

By Sept-Oct 63 he was apparently back in good sorts with his unit because he was paid.

He was captured again Dec 12, 1864 in Carthage, Tenn.  He was sent to Camp Chase via Louisville. In March 1865 he was transferred to Chicago.

Tod Carter died December 2nd, 1864; in his own home

Tod Carter March 24, 1840 – December 2, 1864

Tod Carter was returning home to his native Tennessee and native Williamson County with the Army of Tennessee in the fall of 1864, with his fellow soldiers in the 20th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).

He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin (30 November 1864) on the very land his father owned. He was carried from the field and died on December 2, 1864 in his own home.

Image credit above: The Williamson County Historical Society

Tod Carter’s grave site at Resthaven Cemetery in Franklin.