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    • Barbara Greenbush

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

    • 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
      • 3 years ago

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

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