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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: +1 615-794-0903
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Thankfully this cemetery exists. So many souls laid to rest there and much effort went into identifying their remains. The McGavock family has done right by those souls. Not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shari W
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thankfully this cemetery exists. So many souls laid to rest there and much effort went into identifying their remains. The McGavock family has done right by those souls. Not fancy. Respectful. Honorable.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole story of this special place involves both the plantation and cemetery. The Battle of Franklin forever changed the lives of the McGavock family. Read "The Widow of the South" for background information.

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Thank IntrepidGin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting compliment to the Carnton Plantation tour and the history of the Civil War Battle of Franklin.

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Gladewater, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the largest privately owned military cemetary in America. The McGavock family donated the land to bury Confederate dead after the battle of Franklin. Then they took upon themselves the task of identifying and reinterring hundreds of dead soldiers in this cemetary. The bodies are arranged by state with markers for those they could identify. A walk through the... More 

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Thank DAVID W
Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The cemetery (not grave yard- those are attached to church yards) is worth the walk from the house to stroll through and think about. It is off to the side of the home and not a very long walk. We like to visit a family cemetery if there is one on the grounds of a plantation. This one also has... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This final resting place for Confederates is a testament to the heart of the McGavock's and their dedication to those who gave their lives to their cause.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

When you visit carton you need to stop before you leave and walk through the graveyard there. It really brings home the loss during the battle of Franklin.

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had the privilege of being with a group guided by none other than the author Robert Hicks, who wrote "Widow of the South", based on Carrie McGavock and the Carnton plantation. What a wonderfully preserved home and grounds. Mr. Hicks really made the experience come alive. I want to go back and spend more time just silently absorbing the feeling... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This cemetary is next to the old McGavock family cemetary so happy times if you like looking at Old gravestones. The history behind the cemetary including the one non-combatant is a stirring account when given by the tour guide as part of the house tour. The markers of each state and their dead is the most interesting aspect however the... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We did not do a guided tour of this site, but walked it ourselves. We heard the guide while he was walking with a group and he had so many interesting tales, that I wish we had gone on the tour. It was interesting, none the less, but knowing the history of the cemetery makes it even more awe inspiring,

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