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Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN. The Battle of Franklin in 1864, left behind a legacy for the people of its namesake Tennessee town. Take Carrie McGavock. She tended the wounded during the battle and created the Confederate Cemetery on land at her Greek Revival family home - Carnton. The Confederate Cemetery at Carnton Plantation.
This is Carnton Plantation, a beautiful example of antebellum splendor of the Old South. It was home of the McGavock family. It was used as a hospital during the Battle of Franklin. It was also the home of Carrie Winder McGavock, who was known as the Widow of the South. For our out of town friends this plantation is well worth the detour just to hear the stories...;-)
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.