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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.
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.