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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: 615-794-0903

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It is impressive to know that a private family used its own land and worked hard to move the bodies from the battlefield to this cemetery after the Battle of Franklin, same family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It is impressive to know that a private family used its own land and worked hard to move the bodies from the battlefield to this cemetery after the Battle of Franklin, same family that let its house be used as a field hospital during and after the battle!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Reading the historical novel, The Widow of the South, before visiting this cemetery makes it a profound and moving experience.

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Arcanum, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a Civil War buff I greatly enjoyed visiting this cemetery...the history is amazing and the grounds are very well kept...just seeing the many gravesites of these brave soldiers is humbling and sad...the cemetery itself is very peaceful and the signs are informative...I would definitely visit again..

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place! It's really something to see what our ancestors did for the soldiers and their families of the Civil War. The compassion and care they expressed for strangers was amazing. Our guides were so knowledgeable and put you the time of place of the events of the time.

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This cemetery is located near Carnton plantation. It is beautifully maintained and is a must see as it is on Carnton plantation land.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

1496 Confederate soldiers that never made it back to their families and laid to rest near the Carnton Plantation. I visited McGavock Cemetery 3 or 4 years ago since that time they have made some great improvements a new road entering and exiting the property. there is a walking track around the property with signs marking areas of interest. I... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice cemetery and very well kept. I enjoyed visiting and walking through this cemetery as well as the small McGavock Family cemetery.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We recently went to Tennessee for a couple weekend and decided to tour all 3 houses: Loetz House, Carter House and Canton House. My husband is a history buff and I love seeing old plantation homes. Great combination for us because even though I am not a history connoisseur, I found interesting to know what happened on that faithful Day... More 

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LEWISTON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This Cemetery is best viewed after a tour of the mansion. The guide will explain how the cemetery came to be. It's a compelling story and one that will not be forgotten. we were glad we stayed a while to stroll through the grounds.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's very easy when visiting a battlefield to forget about the cost in lives that any battle exacts. A visit to this final resting ground for Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Franklin is very sobering. The land for the cemetery was donated by the McGavock family and is a very peaceful and touching final resting place for these... More 

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Address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, TN
Phone Number: 615-794-0903
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin

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