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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Knowing the background and history of how this cemetery came to be makes the visit especially poignant. As lovers of Civil War history, my husband and I had made this stop a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowing the background and history of how this cemetery came to be makes the visit especially poignant. As lovers of Civil War history, my husband and I had made this stop a priority on our trip.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good way to complete the plantation tour. Very well maintained and interesting to read the locations the young men came from. Gives perspective to young visitors.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here and the Carnton Plantation as part of a day long bus tour. Just hearing about the cemetery and history of it, is nothing compared to how you will feel being there and seeing the almost 1500 graves. It is the largest Confederate cemetery in the South. The graves are all divided into states and the grounds are... More 

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Onarga, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained cemetery and interesting to see the different family names that are in the cemetery. You can take as little as 15-20 minutes to walk through.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The extent of this cemetery will blow you away. The McGavock family took great care of the soldiers in their care during the Battle of Franklin, and this cemetery is a moving exhibit of their love and compassion. This is a must see if you're a history buff in any way, shape, or form!

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

A Peaceful and historical afternoon. Lots of history. Check in at the gift shop where the people are knowledgeable and have all sorts of details to share. I would definitely go back just for the walking paths!

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Blacklick, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This private museum, once a family farm was used as a Confererate hospital after the battle of Franklin Tennessee. Bloodstains can still be seen on the floors of the upstairs bedrooms where surgery took place..

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We toured Carter house, Plantation and cemetary. Learned a lot about battle, how it affected Franklin. Truly amazing history.

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Joice, IA
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The family at the Carnton Plantation ended up burying confederate soldier bodies that were shallowly buried in their fields that needed to be planted. The family was the Cemetary care taker for years besides keeping records.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

In a word, "Fabulous"! If you are a Civil War buff or just someone who appreciates history, don't miss this stop. It is completely FREE! Unbelievable! Franklin, Tn., goes above & beyond to preserve the land where major Civil War Battles took place. It's easy access to the grounds & the cemetery. There are many plaques detailing the Battle of... More 

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