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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
Phone Number: 615-794-0903
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Had the privilege of being with a group guided by none other than the author Robert Hicks, who wrote "Widow of the South", based on Carrie McGavock and the Carnton plantation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
worowell
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Lancaster, South Carolina
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Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the privilege of being with a group guided by none other than the author Robert Hicks, who wrote "Widow of the South", based on Carrie McGavock and the Carnton plantation. What a wonderfully preserved home and grounds. Mr. Hicks really made the experience come alive. I want to go back and spend more time just silently absorbing the feeling... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This cemetary is next to the old McGavock family cemetary so happy times if you like looking at Old gravestones. The history behind the cemetary including the one non-combatant is a stirring account when given by the tour guide as part of the house tour. The markers of each state and their dead is the most interesting aspect however the... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not do a guided tour of this site, but walked it ourselves. We heard the guide while he was walking with a group and he had so many interesting tales, that I wish we had gone on the tour. It was interesting, none the less, but knowing the history of the cemetery makes it even more awe inspiring,

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to walk through and see how young the men were who fought and died during the war. The cemetery is laid out by state so you can also see where they were from. The grounds have been maintained very well and the Carnton Plantation has also been nicely maintained and preserved.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Appreciated his candid stories and reverence to all who fought for our freedom. His talks make tour memorable.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on the grounds of the Carnton Plantation and was very interesting. Nicely maintained and speaks to the pride Tennessee had/has for its rich history.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery, on the grounds of the Carnton Plantation, was a sobering reminder of the ravages of war, and the young men, whose lives had barely begun, and were lost. Tour the plantation home first, and hear the history of the McGavock's care of the wounded and dying soldiers, and the efforts of Mrs. McGavock to catalogue the names of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour, very interesting with multiple stories covering numerous soldier,s from all the states, buried in the cemetery along with general cemetery history. Mr Cartwright delivered his information with interest, enthusiasm, and humble reverence for the soldiers who died for their country in the very unique Battle of Franklin. This was our second tour in Franklin with Mr Cartwright and... More 

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Toone, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the largest PRIVATE owned Confederate Cemetery on land donated by the McGavock family, attached to their own family cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is one of the most interesting civil war sites I have ever visited. The fact the the McGavock family used part of their property and did all the research on the fallen confederate soldiers that are buried there is amazing. The soldiers are grouped by state and were transported here from all other parts of the south. Not only... More 

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