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“Very interesting!”

McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Ranked #6 of 62 things to do in Franklin
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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Carrie McGavock, now more well known at The Widow of the South, kept up the largest privately owned Confederate Cemetery. If you take the tour of her home Carnton Plantation, you can see her book where her husband John recorded all the graves buried on their property. Carrie tended the graves and at her death left the job to her son who passed two years later leaving it to his sister. It is quite a moving monument to these fallen soldiers.

Visited December 2013
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219 reviews
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“Impressive”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

After visiting the house and having taken the tour I visited the Cemetery. It was very impressive, having learned about what had happened here and then seeing all these graves.

Visited October 2013
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Kiln, Mississippi
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“Unique Civil War Site”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

After visiting plantation homes in Mississippi and Louisiana and the major battle fields from Tennessee to Pennsylvania, this site has the most interesting story. Make sure to see the house that has original pieces first to learn about the advent of the cemetery (the cemetery was started 2 years after the battle).

Visited October 2013
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Vicksburg, Michigan
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“Historic Cemetery with lots of history”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Walk thru this cemetery and see the history unfold in front of your eyes with so many civil war regiments lost on November 30th, 1864 and the Mc Gavock's before the Civil War came to town. Well maintained and peaceful.

Visited October 2013
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“McGavock Cemetery”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The cemetery is privately maintained. If you have read Widow of the South by Robert Hicks, this is the cemetery mentioned in the book. It is definitely worth a visit if touring Carnton!

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