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McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Address: 1345 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN 37064-3259
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+1 615-794-0903

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The compassionate care the McGavock family showed in giving those men a proper resting place is truly moving. Don't miss this if you're at the Carnton Plantation!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike M

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The compassionate care the McGavock family showed in giving those men a proper resting place is truly moving. Don't miss this if you're at the Carnton Plantation!

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is a grim reminder of all the lives lost when America was fighting a war within. We would have liked to have spent more time there. About 5 minutes after we got out of the car the sky completely opened up. The cemetery looked especially grim in the pouring rain. I am still glad we went.... More 

Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a Yankee, but this sight struck me as I thought of the young men buried here far from home and known only to there maker. It is a place to pause and remember whatever side of this conflict your lineage goes back to remember these men were Americans and repeat should be paid. At the end of the day,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowing the background and history of how this cemetery came to be makes the visit especially poignant. As lovers of Civil War history, my husband and I had made this stop a priority on our trip.

Thank Sue S
Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a good way to complete the plantation tour. Very well maintained and interesting to read the locations the young men came from. Gives perspective to young visitors.

Thank Max-TN
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visited here and the Carnton Plantation as part of a day long bus tour. Just hearing about the cemetery and history of it, is nothing compared to how you will feel being there and seeing the almost 1500 graves. It is the largest Confederate cemetery in the South. The graves are all divided into states and the grounds are... More 

Thank Julie D
Onarga, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Well maintained cemetery and interesting to see the different family names that are in the cemetery. You can take as little as 15-20 minutes to walk through.

Thank Mike M
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The extent of this cemetery will blow you away. The McGavock family took great care of the soldiers in their care during the Battle of Franklin, and this cemetery is a moving exhibit of their love and compassion. This is a must see if you're a history buff in any way, shape, or form!

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

A Peaceful and historical afternoon. Lots of history. Check in at the gift shop where the people are knowledgeable and have all sorts of details to share. I would definitely go back just for the walking paths!

Thank T5653IVmichaelr
Blacklick, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This private museum, once a family farm was used as a Confererate hospital after the battle of Franklin Tennessee. Bloodstains can still be seen on the floors of the upstairs bedrooms where surgery took place..

Thank snarf1513

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