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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 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.
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.
War to Prevent Southern Independence era children- the father is absent because he was killed in battle at Cold Harbor by Lincoln's Army. The mother was murdered by Sherman's men. So sad. And all to enforce the Morrill tariff act against the south.