McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin

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The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is located in Franklin, Tennessee. It was established in June 1866 as a private cemetery on land donated by the McGavock planter family.

The nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers buried there were casualties of the Battle of Franklin that took place November 30, 1864. They were first buried at the battleground, but were reinterred in 1866. While 780 of the soldiers have been identified, 558 are still unknown. Since 1905 the cemetery has been maintained by the Franklin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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  • WOW- the history! It's awesome to go and walk around and read the names, ages and where they were from. Strongly suggest.  more »
  • Years ago I read The Widow of the South and finally toured Carnton and then visited the cemetery on land that the McGavock family donated for this use in June 1866. What a peaceful place. The...  more »

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