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It was very emotional to walk and pay respect to all the southern soldiers that lost their lives in... read more

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Amazing Cemetary and history

Just amazing and sad on how many Americans killed Americans during these wars. It shows individual... read more

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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 October 2008

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest privately maintained Confederate cemetery in the nation, with just over 1,400 interments. The cemetery is on the grounds of the Carnton Plantation. It is a dignified place to remember the men of the Confederate army, who died in...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The families of confederate soldiers, unlike losing armies around the world, continued a program of such spite and enmity that they refused to let their family members be buried with others who lost their lives in whatever battle. Scorched earth had gone out of style...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very emotional to walk and pay respect to all the southern soldiers that lost their lives in the Battle of Franklin. I am from Miami and finding there 4 soldiers from Florida was specially emotional to me. There has been also a great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just amazing and sad on how many Americans killed Americans during these wars. It shows individual areas where the states are listed and headstones for each state. Ths tories behind tit were amazing as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring so many Battle of Franklin sites, this was a very moving experience. Interred in this cemetery are the 1500 bodies of some of the Confederates killed in the Battle of Franklin. It is a very well ordered cemetery with markings of state units...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 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 30 September 2018

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 29 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

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