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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

<-- 0.7 miles

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 1998
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Following the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, John McGavock, owner of “Carnton,” collected and buried here the bodies of 1496 Confederates. The five general officers killed there were interred elsewhere after being brought to the house. Other Confederates were later buried here, including Brig. Gen. Johnston K. Duncan.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3D 45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 54.282′ N, 86° 51.707′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Carnton Lane 0.3 miles south of Brandon Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McGavock Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named McGavock Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Association,
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 13, 2014
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
The marker can be seen in this photo with other nearby additional markers.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Carnton Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named McGavock Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Long Road to Recovery (about 600 feet away); A Dream Postponed (about 600 feet away); Confederate Reunions at McGavock's Grove (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Carnton Plantation & Battlefield. Battle of Franklin Trust. (Submitted on October 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 1998
3. Confederate Cemetery Marker
General Duncan grave marker inscription: Here rests the body of Brig. Genl. J. K, Duncan, C.S.A. Born March 19th 1827. Died Dec. 18th 1862. He lost his life from severe exposure in the performance of his duty, and died in the hope of a joyful resurrection, through Christ.
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 1998
4. Confederate Cemetery Marker
General Duncan's grave marker at a distance.
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 29, 1998
5. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Georgia Regiment
69 killed at Franklin
Carnton Plantation House used as a hospital during the Battle of Franklin. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 29, 1998
6. Carnton Plantation House used as a hospital during the Battle of Franklin.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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