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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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+1 615-794-0903

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank T5653IVmichaelr
Blacklick, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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..

Thank snarf1513
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bould22
Joice, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank floramart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank NashvilleJules12345
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

Thank skeeterLG
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Shari W
Saint Charles, Illinois
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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.

Thank IntrepidGin

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