Williams Honor Students Tour Carnton Plantation

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Honor students from Williams Baptist College traveled to Franklin, Tenn., last month, where they toured the Carnton Plantation and Museum.  Nine of WBC’s Coe Honor Scholars made the trip on Saturday, October 29.

The students were accompanied by Dr. Kenneth Startup, honors program coordinator, and Dr. Ann Paterson, a member of the Williams Honors Council.

According to Startup, the Carnton Plantation played a dramatic role in the decisive Battle of Franklin in 1864.  The plantation house, which was less than a mile from the battle, served as a field hospital for hundreds of wounded soldiers.

“In addition to gaining a fuller understanding of this particular battle, students were given an excellent insight into battlefield medicine during the Civil War,” Startup stated.

Coe Scholars are members of the Williams Honors Program and agree to participate in several academic enrichment activities each semester.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Photo: Honor Scholars at the Carnton Plantation back row (l to r): Jonathan Guiltner, Brandon Brigance, Zac Dicus, Collin Whitney, Elizabeth Scales, and Dr. Ann Paterson. Front row (l to r): Chelsea Clarkson, Emily Hewitt, Kelsey McKenney, and Allie Elkins


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