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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.
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
Through joint efforts between the Atlanta City Council and the Confederate Government, land adjoining the City Cemetery was secured as burial ground for Confederate Soldiers. Approximately 6,900 departed Confederate Soldiers rest in the peaceful gardens of Oakland Cemetery in designated areas. Ironically enough, among them lies 16 Union Soldiers who died while in Confederate hospitals.