Battle of Franklin Tour – You Are Here – Stop #9 – Rest Haven Cemetery
Stop #8 – The Eastern Flank | Stop #10 – Downtown Franklin
In 1855, eminent Franklin lawyer, John Marshall gave a seven-acre lot for a new cemetery to be located immediately west of the City Cemetery. Numerous Confederate soldiers are buried here. Capt. “Tod” Carter, who was mortally wounded during the Battle of Franklin is buried here. One will also fund several Union soldiers buried here too. Don’t miss the marker to the Unknown Franklin Civil War soldier who was reinterred here in 2009.
Brig. Gen. James P. Brownlow married Belle Cliffe, daughter of Dr. D.B. Cliffe. Though a Union man, he won the hearts of Franklin having ex-Confederate pall-bearers. He is buried in the Cliffe lot in Rest Haven.
Next Stop #10 – Downtown Franklin