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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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Very nice cemetery. They have kept the grounds nicely. It doesn't look like some others that I visited neglected and forgotten. There were people walking around. There's a park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice cemetery. They have kept the grounds nicely. It doesn't look like some others that I visited neglected and forgotten. There were people walking around. There's a park with historical markers. Very serene and touching place to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Donated 2Acre of its own land to the soldiers. Especially how they kept records - one story touched so much was a family from Atlanta... brought the soil from Atlanta to their lost beloved one who is unable to return home... The soldier was only 16 years old when he lost his life in Battle of Franklin...

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Thank Munki888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I am so thankful these boys have a good place to rest. This cemetery is well-maintained, and it's nicely laid out in an organized way, by state. I highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

One of the most moving & beautiful places you will experience. If you are a Southerner, take the time to honor these very brave men !

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Escalante, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The quiet and solemn history of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Take some time to walk around and observe the very old monuments, especially the unknown soldier memorial.

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Thank RangerNate
Henderson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Sad, of course. Thanks to the family for not only donating the land but then caring for and identifying the graves.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have spent MANY hours with my camera in hand. It's as if you can "feel" the history of this place come alive when you step on the property. It is indeed hallowed ground!

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Thank Cynthia G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Beautiful final resting place for some of the best and bravest America had. A very quite and peaceful place.

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Thank RFissel
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This small Civil War cemetery is located on the Carnton Plantation property in Franklin, TN but is free to visit.

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Thank MTravi
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The place has a sense of peace about it when you step through it's metal gate. You are first drawn to the burial plots of the family who had lived in the Carton House. The children who died too young are grouped together in death, a sad sight. The parents of the household, the ones who worked above and beyond... More 

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