Carrie McGavock of Carnton Plantation. The Widow of the South who reburied hundreds of dead soldiers from the Battle of Franklin upon her own land and tended their graves. The South, Carnton Plantation, American Civil, Carrie Mcgavock, South Photo Civil War, The Civil War, Good Books, Books To Reading, South Photoscivilwar
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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.
A Famous Victory: the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee...Confederate General John Bell Hood ordered a frontal assault on prepared Union positions on the afternoon of November 30, 1864, and the result was a bloodbath. Hood lost five generals, twenty colonels and a third of his infantry in a pointless attack. The restless dead still haunt much of Franklin. Chapter 12 of Ghosts and Haunts of Tennessee: www.goodreads.com...
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.