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Poignant Civil War History Stop

Walking quietly among the graves, reading the names of those that fell, always gives me the chills... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Owensboro, Kentucky
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Impressive and well kept Confederate cemetery

This cemetery is said to be the largest military in private ownership in the entire world. Small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ames, Iowa
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking quietly among the graves, reading the names of those that fell, always gives me the chills. How can we as a nation ever forget the sacrifices made in the creation of what we have today. It seems at times we often do. The worn...More

Thank DarthDad07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is said to be the largest military in private ownership in the entire world. Small stone blocks mark the graves of individual soldiers. Tall columnar monuments are set for each of the 13 Confederate states, and the number of fallen soldiers recorded.

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is the final resting place for the Confederate soldiers who died in the battle of Franklin. It is a very sobering place to visit when you consider the sheer number of men who died in the American Civil War. It is right next to...More

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

So impressed with the respect and love shown to these fallen soldiers both known and unknown. A well maintained tribute.

Thank denj865
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Solemn final resting place of union and confederate soldiers...many unkown. Next to Carlton House who ownersdonated the land and their time to bury the unfortunate after the Battle of Franklin

Thank walter h
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We live near this cemetery and enjoy the history of it. Over the years it has been carefully tended too and gives you a perspective of the many men that fought in the Cival War. Located in the area of Carnton Mansion and the Eastern...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

If you are a history and civil war buff a must to visit. Lots of history. The cemetery is well kept and easy to walked through. Must see

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This graveyard is part of a old plantation grounds. Interested in history then stop. Also there is a lot walking trails to get out a stretch your legs.

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if you are into history. The cemetery is surrounded by mature trees. There are several benches to sit. The graves are clearly marked. Definitely worth the stop. This site is free, but if you want to tour the house there...More

Thank momoftwocuties1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Unlike many civil war cemeteries, this installation is privately and properly maintained and secure. Applications for federal support have been denied, although the National Park Service has made grants to the entire complex of buildings, gardens, and lands.

Thank Randy S
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