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Elaine Sever
Elaine Sever • 1 year ago

Carrie McGavock of Carnton Plantation. The Widow of the South

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Carrie Winder McGavock (1829–1905), widow of John McGavock of Carnton (1815-1893). They owned a Plantation during the Battle of Franklin. After the war, they set aside land for the Confederate Cemetery, which became the largest privately owned Confederate Cemetery in the United States.

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

Slave house at Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN

I've never seen this image before... these battered confederate soldiers were some people who suffered greatly for the freedom of the south

photograph of a battle worn Old Glory from the Civil War, circa 1864, soldier is from the 37th Pennsylvania Infantry

Civil war soldier's carried about 40 pounds while on the march. Canteen for water, haversack for food and knapsack for sleeping/personal items. Cap box, cartridge box, bayonet and musket or rifle were all for fighting.

ambrotype portrait of a Confederate soldier wearing a plaid shirt and a holstered pistol. He carries a large bedroll, a percussion rifle and a kepi with the letters “4 SLG” for the 4th Sumter Light Guards]

Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Photo taken in 1951

Savannah, Georgia. The Hermitage - Remains of one of the Most Famous Antebellum Plantations in the South.

Civil War soldier -- so young.