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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
615-794-0903
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My great grandfather's brother died in the Battle of Franklin. We knew what unit he was with and my sons who are quite knowledgeable about the Civil War were able to locate his unit's position on the battlefield. It was close to the Carnton Plantation so we decided to check the McGavock Cemetery to see if he might be buried... More

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Hendersonville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hallowed land should not be missed. It makes the story of the Battle of Franklin complete...bringing home the tragic story. A quiet place of rest for so many young men. Do not miss. It is a part of Carnton Plantation.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good place to go and walk and reflect. The guides need to be in attendance at the cemetery to give more info as to the area. OR at least have more informational placards. Well kept.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This cemetery was very moving and fitting honor for those that perished. Very well kept, clean and neat.

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A lovely cemetery and wonderful to hear how it became. Such a heartwarming story in the face of sadness

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Brazoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This cemetery is part of the Carnton Plantation. The soldiers whose identity that were known, were buried together by the state they were from. it is really a lovely place. Don't miss the home. It is well worth the cost to tour and I recommend that you purchase the discounted tickets that cover Franklin on Foot, the Lotz home, the... More

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Grounds are well kept. If you go, at the entrance away from the house they have a book listing the names of most of the fallen soldiers. Very organized.

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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you take the Carnton Tour, you must visit the cemetery. It was quiet the day we were there and we spent an hour just walking the rows, looking at the stones and contemplating the tragedy of that fateful day in November.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This cemetery is part of Carnton Plantation. I was surprised that this is listed separately. However, this is definitely a must see if you go to the Plantation. It is always interesting to learn how people step up to difficult situations and the history of the McGavocks and this cemetary is surprisingly heart warming.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I know very little about Civil War history compared to most folks who are interested in history. I have just never been a war buff. We had about an hour or so before touring a home (we are moving to Franklin) so my husband wanted to see this site really quickly. We didn't have a whole lot of time to... More

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