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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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Civil War History, the hard parts of it

Seeing all these tombstones gives you an understanding of what the cost of war really is. Knowing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
reviewerG1826JF
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
A Wonderful History about a Caring Person

A real feeling of "Goodness" came over me when I heard the history of this cemetery. It is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yvette C
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Trenton, Canada
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing all these tombstones gives you an understanding of what the cost of war really is. Knowing the history of the tombstones makes this much more poignant. Going to a national military cemetery can be overwhelming, with fields of white tombstones appearing to go on...More

Thank reviewerG1826JF
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real feeling of "Goodness" came over me when I heard the history of this cemetery. It is well kept.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very sobering to see all the graves of those who died in the battle of Franklin. There were so many for unknown soldiers. These represent families who never knew where their loved ones rest. Well kept.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, just driving by, this doesn't look like much. But please, don't just drive by. Step inside the gates... Take off your cap or hat in respect for the dead... Look around for a moment or two and let the ambience of the...More

1  Thank bstampley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's true: Carrie McGavock's yard is full of dead Southern boys. That said, there's nothing creepy about this spot, so if you're looking for the whole crooked tombstones/haunted house vibe, move on. The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is peaceful, reverent, and a profound tribute to so...More

Thank gormer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I admire & appreciate the dedication of the McGavock family to give this land and take care of these graves for their lifetime. The organization of the burials by state makes it well organized. It is so moving to visit these sites and see how...More

Thank JStarkey2
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The way the cemetery came to be is humbling. The McGavock family took it upon themselves to honor those killed in the Battle of Franklin. The soldiers died fighting for a cause they believed in. That should cause us to stop and think "Would I...More

Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Almost 1500 Confederate dead from the Battle of Franklin are buried here. The cemetery is laid out by states the men were from. There is a book at the entrance where folks can look up the names of those known to be buried here and...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The sheer scope and tragedy of the war can only be ignored by the most heartless. Nearly 1,500 Confederates are buried here in mass graves. Few cemeteries are this stark and moving.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Well to be there is hard to explain. Today's world in the U.S. is nothing like the time's these brave men lived and died. To walk thru this place knowing the history would give you pause. These brave men died fighting in the bloodiest battle...More

Thank Larry M
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