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  • Barbara Greenbush

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

  • Sarah Goad

    Carrie McGavock - this is my #1 role model <3

  • 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
    Donna Fling • 2 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 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.

Confederate cemetery at Carnton Plantation - soldiers were buried and reburied there by the McGavock family after the Battle of Franklin.

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.

Black confederate soldier...yes there were many who fought on both sides

Carnton Plantation bedroom, bloodstains on the floor from when it was used as a hospital after the Battle of Franklin

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.

Civil War Widow, Albumen Carte de Visite, 1866-1865 On the reverse is an orange 2-cent tax stamp. No photographer's mark

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.

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.

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

Rebel soldier. Veteran of the Confederacy at the Gettysburg reunion. 1913