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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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This is such a peaceful place. We go several times a year to pay respect to the fallen, and to remember the bravery and sacrifice of so many young men. While this was not their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Franklin, TN
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Franklin, TN
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a peaceful place. We go several times a year to pay respect to the fallen, and to remember the bravery and sacrifice of so many young men. While this was not their first resting place (most were initially buried in mass graves), it is their final resting place. The city of Franklin has done a tremendous job... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The cemetery was painstakingly completed in a way to honor the lives that were lost and bring the family peace. It requires some walking but the grounds are well kept and there were places to sit and rest if needed.

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Fayetteville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Awesome story about this cemetery and the people who took care of the wounded and dying. The McGavock family believed in taking care of the confederate soldiers who died at their home. When the families couldn't come to take them home, the McGavocks took on the responsibility of recording each of their names and burying them according to the state... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was interesting to see the names and states that soldiers were from. Some of the markers have worn off and you can't read them, but there's a book at the house with a record of every soldier.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

step back in time and realize how many people lost their life in only 5 hours, the fact that the McGavock family took the time to make sure these men had a place to rest is very telling.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The wounded and dying lay in the yard of this beautiful plantation house. The occupants of the home were so brave and helped tend to them all day and night. They ended up donating the plot of land for them to have a dignified final resting place and it is a peaceful place to visit and reflect upon the tragedies... More 

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Batavia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was very somber, I had already researched the area, but I was surprised at how much I learned through the information provided at the Cemetery! Great historical site!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Cemetery was well maintained and made really made you realize what an impact the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin really had.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Another exhibition of the carnage of war but the family are to be commended for their work in documenting, as far as possible, the names of those who rest here so that families in the future can identify the last resting place of their ancestors.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A historic Confederate Cemetery wonderfully preserved. Worth a stroll before or after a tour of the Carnton Plantation. It's right next to the house. Sure is a bit sad though considering why these soldiers are here.

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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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