The family at the Carnton Plantation ended up burying confederate soldier bodies that were shallowly buried in their fields that needed to be planted. The family was the Cemetary care taker for years besides keeping records.
In a word, "Fabulous"! If you are a Civil War buff or just someone who appreciates history, don't miss this stop. It is completely FREE! Unbelievable! Franklin, Tn., goes above & beyond to preserve the land where major Civil War Battles took place. It's easy access to the grounds & the cemetery. There are many plaques detailing the Battle of... 更多
What a hidden gem this is to see. 1496 Confederates buried here next to her family Cementary. Cary McGavock her Husband John and whoever they could find took TWO years to find these men, carefully moved them to this Cementary...She spent most all of her time taking care of this sacred place and is a must visit. Can be hard... 更多
Might want to read the fictional "Widow of the South" before experiencing this historic cemetery. Descriptions of the battle and how these men died will not be something you will soon forget.
This is the largest privately owned military cemetary in America. The McGavock family donated the land to bury Confederate dead after the battle of Franklin. Then they took upon themselves the task of identifying and reinterring hundreds of dead soldiers in this cemetary. The bodies are arranged by state with markers for those they could identify. A walk through the... 更多
The cemetery (not grave yard- those are attached to church yards) is worth the walk from the house to stroll through and think about. It is off to the side of the home and not a very long walk. We like to visit a family cemetery if there is one on the grounds of a plantation. This one also has... 更多
This final resting place for Confederates is a testament to the heart of the McGavock's and their dedication to those who gave their lives to their cause.
When you visit carton you need to stop before you leave and walk through the graveyard there. It really brings home the loss during the battle of Franklin.