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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 time...it's not for everyone. I didn't realize the plantation wasstill standing.

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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.

Carrie McGavock disinterred nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers and reburied them on her plantation during the Civil War. On Nov. 30, 1864, Carrie McGavock, mistress of Carnton Plantation, was witness to the Battle of Franklin, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. At the end of five hours, nearly 10,000 soldiers had been killed, most of whom fought for the Confederacy. Carnton became the largest Confederate field hospital in the area.

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

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

History buff? Franklin and Williamson County are full of historical plantations and monuments to suite your fancy! Pictured here is the Carnton Plantation in Franklin.

Carnton Plantation. This is the front of the home.

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

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Carnton Plantation The 1864 Battle of Franklin left behind a legacy for the people of its namesake Tennessee town. Take Carrie McGavock. She's been known to sit on her porch and look out at the Civil War cemetery adjacent to Carnton, her Greek Revival mansion.