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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903
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We didn't have time to do the whole Carnton plantation/house but we did make it to this cemetery... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lori H
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
This is the only privately maintained Civil War Cemetery

Our trip to the area was to learn more history of the Civil War and possibly account for family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milford, Iowa
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1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
+1 615-794-0903

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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't have time to do the whole Carnton plantation/house but we did make it to this cemetery and very glad we did. It is picturesque and makes you think about the battles and the war and all that was put on the line for...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip to the area was to learn more history of the Civil War and possibly account for family descendants who were involved in the conflict. It is very well maintained and in a very peaceful and historic area and the final resting place for...More

Thank BlueFleck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The history of this cemetery is well kept up. It shows the history our country went through in the Civil War. Even kids were able to keep interested in the history, nature, etc.

Thank dskefamily4
Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a learning experiencing for those who love Civil War History. Even the unguided tour was extremely informative.

Thank daveteter1959
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Part of the Carnton Plantation. Confederate soldiers, some identified, others are not are buried by state. Originally tended to by the McGavock family whose family cemetery lies adjacent to this one.

Thank Svensk11
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The cemetery is well maintained and documented to show the location of the almost 1500 men that are buried there. There are good narratives about the actions taken by the McGavock family to honor the men and give the a decent burial after the battle....More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

It's interesting to walk through these old southern cemeteries and look at the gravestones. If you have a couple of days in Franklin this would be a good stop.

Thank Celeste D
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This cemetery is filled with over 1000 soldiers who died during the battle of Franklin, right in the place, and surrounding fields by Carnton where they now rest. Well laid out and serene. A nicely maintained private cemetery on the grounds of the Carnton plantation....More

Thank Manazefa
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Have gone here a couple of times it's very interesting you can look up the names of the Dead that are buried. Very educational... the whole Plantation and the cemetery

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 4 September 2017

To walk among the graves of these men and reflect on their time fighting and dying in the Civil War is humbling To walk among these graves and reflect on the McGavock's devotion to these fallen soldiers so far from their homes is breathtaking. The...More

Thank BearFacts
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