Trivia Question 8-13-19 Bullet Holes

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The main house and the other three buildings are still intact with over a thousand bullet holes still visible. Battle damage is visible on the main house, as well as the ell which was added several years later. There is broken brick and ricochet marks caused by bullet impacts on all sides of the smokehouse. The south face of the kitchen shows extensive battle damage. The farm office is the most bullet damaged building. The Carter garden was destroyed. Confederate troops trapped in the garden took fire from four sides and was one of the deadliest areas on the entire battlefield. The cotton gin which was sort of the epicenter of the battle is no longer standing. The most bullet holes and damage was found in the soldiers who fought there. The fighting lasted just five hours and resulted in some 9,500 casualties - 2,000 dead, 6,500 wounded, and about 1,000 missing.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Carter_House_(Franklin,_Tennessee)&oldid=903167187
Battle of Franklin Trust (The Carter House)
 

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Over 1,000

 

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Over 1000
Not only does the home itself hold the marks of the bullets, but the wood frame office building, where the business of this working farm took place, is riddled with 207 bullet holes, some of which entered on one side and exited on the other. The Carter farm office has the most bullet holes of any building still standing from the Civil War. Nearby is the brick smokehouse, which also bears the scars from the gunfire. In all, over 1,000 bullet holes can be seen throughout the historic site. Source
 

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The wording of the question isn't as clear as might be hoped. My guess is that the author of the question intended to ask for a number of bullet holes and a dollar amount of damage.

On that assumption, my answer is hundreds of bullet holes and at least $150,000 (in today's dollars) to repair the damage, based on the site indicated below. I did not find any source that gave an exact count of the number of bullet holes.

https://franklinhomepage.com/carter-house-farmhouse-going-through-restoration/
 
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Answer : This 1830 house and its buildings hold more than a thousand bullet holes, received during the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864.

Source:https://www.tnvacation.com/point-of-interest/carter-house

Edit - Different sources give different answers and there doesn't seem to be any source that gives an exact count.

Therefore, I am counting all answers as correct, including the answer "a lot."

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