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Confederate belt buckle found near Franklin battlefield


Historic treasures keep resurfacing in Franklin. A visitor from Ohio recently found a Confederate belt buckle in the garden at The Carter House.

Historians believe a hard rain the day before helped unearth the buckle, which was found in an area just inside what was the main Union Army line during the Battle of Franklin.

Leaders with the Battle of Franklin Trust called in an artifact specialist, who confirmed it was a civilian-style buckle, which was often used by Confederate troops.

The belt buckle is the second historic find this month in Franklin. A few weeks ago, workers who were excavating land for the future driveway into Franklin's Civil War park discovered a 12-pound cannonball.

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