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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
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History Haunts McGavock

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nashville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem this is to see. 1496 Confederates buried here next to her family Cementary. Cary McGavock her Husband John and whoever they could find took TWO years to find these men, carefully moved them to this Cementary...She spent most all of her time taking care of this sacred place and is a must visit. Can be hard... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Might want to read the fictional "Widow of the South" before experiencing this historic cemetery. Descriptions of the battle and how these men died will not be something you will soon forget.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 26 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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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 6 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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