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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 a wonderful gem in the South. The more than 1400 men buried here are treated with dignity and respect. I especially liked the list of those who were identified because so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Perryville, Missouri
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Perryville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful gem in the South. The more than 1400 men buried here are treated with dignity and respect. I especially liked the list of those who were identified because so many men weren't.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

this is a very well maintained privately owned cemetery. The graves are placed in groups according to states. We enjoyed walking through this after our tour of the Carnton Planatation

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Branchville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Divided by states, very pretty setting although knowing a bloody civil war battle took place right on those grounds made the visit somber. Wear walking shoes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great historical cemetery and well maintained! My grandmother's grandfather is buried there and we were able to locate the marker fairly easily with the information given.

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Mc Calla, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited here after going through the information center at Carnton Plantation. There is no charge to go through the McGavock cemetery since it is actually owned by the city. The McGavock family had these brave men moved to this cemetery. It is actually the largest Confederate cemetery and is a lovely resting place for many Confederate soldiers who never... More 

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RALEIGH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The McGavock cemetery is impressive. I took the time to walk through it and took the time to really think about how much some sacrificed.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited the cemetery several times, as part of the tour to Carnton Plantation. The story of the McGavock family is very moving.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Still can sense a spirit of reverence here...well cared for...hard to imagine the effort it took for the original family to create this cemetery. Harder still to comprehend the travesty of war that occurred on these very fields. Well worth your time!

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Lady Lake, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We toured the cemetery as part of the extended tour of the Carnton Plantation. I recommend you take the extended tour so you get information about the cemetery and how the soliders were identified and buried.

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paris ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The cemetary is being kept in excellent condition. I was surprised to see so many grave markers.It was sad to see such a waste of lives.

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