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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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One of the few Confederate cemeteries

This cemetery is a confederate cemetery, with solders the battle of Franklin. McGavock donated the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
phoxtrot
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Pacific Grove, California
Beautiful and Peaceful Cemetery

This cemetery is so peaceful with it's ancient trees and marble stones, surrounded by a gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hollyann1968
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Livermore, Kentucky
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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"carnton plantation"
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"these men"
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"resting place"
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"sobering experience"
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"quiet reflection"
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"fallen soldiers"
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"who gave their lives"
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"peaceful place"
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"lives lost"
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Reviewed yesterday

This cemetery is a confederate cemetery, with solders the battle of Franklin. McGavock donated the land, and the solders were dug up from their hastily buried graves, and placed in this beautiful family cemetery by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. This is respectful resting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is so peaceful with it's ancient trees and marble stones, surrounded by a gorgeous wrought iron fence. It is quite sobering to see how many lost their lives on that very ground, and so many unknown. Everything is well maintained, cleean rest-rooms, and...More

Thank hollyann1968
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sobering visit to the many graves of unknown soldiers. The plantation owners donated 2 acres next to their family plots to bury the many soldiers who died on their property during the Battle of Franklin. Must experience this.

Thank LaNette H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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 5 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 Conductor40
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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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