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  • Barbara Greenbush

    Carrie McGavock of Carnton Plantation. The Widow of the South. This is a good book to read.

  • Sarah Goad

    Carrie McGavock - this is my #1 role model <3

  • Beckaroo

    Carrie McGavock, "The Widow of the South" Mistress of the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN during the Civil War

  • Kristina Stover McIlroy

    ive actually read this book twice.. been to the plantation, and seen the painting in Tennessee state museum

  • Donna Fling
    Donna Fling • 2 years ago

    I read the book and thought it was a very real though dark depiction of a difficult time...it's not for everyone. I didn't realize the plantation wasstill standing.

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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.

black rebel...how sad his name is unknown. Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton Plantation and garden. Was a dream trip for me to visit this. Blood stains still on floor from use as a hospital during battle of Franklin. You must read The Widow of the South

THIS IS OF THE GENERALS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH. 1. 11 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNITED STATES. 2. GETTYSBURG WAS THE BLOODIEST BATTLE. 3. MORE THAN 400,000 SOLDIERS WERE CAPTURED IN THE DURATION OF THE WAR. 4. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE SOLDIERS WAS 25.8 YEARS. (civilwar.org) Anna Leigh Hayes 3/17/14

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.

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The South. (bsvg501695) - American Song Sheets - Duke Libraries

War grave, 1914, Laeken, Belgium. flickr.com/photos/christus76/3372379319/

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