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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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If you want to experience all the history of the bloody battle of Franklin you must see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol W
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Peoria, Arizona
Hallowed Grounds

After reading "Widow of the South", I had to pay my respects and express my gratitude for the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
alicet159
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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"carnton plantation"
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"fallen soldiers"
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"who gave their lives"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to experience all the history of the bloody battle of Franklin you must see the cemetery and the McGavock home.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

After reading "Widow of the South", I had to pay my respects and express my gratitude for the sacrifices made. Despite any political differences, all these lives were cut short because of war. It is a reminder that no one wins in war.

1  Thank alicet159
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Important to tour the restored Carton Plantation home first if you can. A famous book, Widow of the South" was written to the wonderful story of how the survivor during the American Civil War found dead soldiers roots and formed the cemetery organized by their...More

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

At the Carnton plantation, visit the cemetery where the McGavocks, some friends, some slaves and a lot of confederate soldiers died at their home turned field hospital during the bloody battle of Franklin during the Civil War

Thank Kulbi
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Toured as part of the Carnton Mansion - amazing to see how many were from which states and just how many are unknown. Such an amazing feat that this family took it upon themselves to bury and care for these soldiers' graves with honor.

Thank Whitney J
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visited this cemetery as part of the Carnton Plantation tour. If you are a Civil War history buff, you will appreciate how this family created this cemetery on private land to honor fallen soldiers during the Battle of Franklin. This isn't about confederates or...More

Thank Michele V
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Very humbling to see these graves and the history around the cemetery. Brings the civil war to life and makes you think about the sacrifices many of these men made. Highly Recommended!

Thank George B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is well-kept civil war cemetery very close to downtown with several interesting monuments. For someone interested in civil war history this a good stop.

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Well maintained Confederate Cemetery, taken care of by the United Daughters of Confederate Veterans. Impressive story of how the cemetery was cared for and records maintained to make genealogy easier

Thank cmdvous
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We didn't have time to do the whole Carnton plantation/house but we did make it to this cemetery and very glad we did. It is picturesque and makes you think about the battles and the war and all that was put on the line for...More

Thank Lori H
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