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

McGavock Confederate Cemetery

 
 
McGavock Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone
1. McGavock Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1866, Col. John McGavock, seeing the deteriorating condition of the Confederate graves on the Franklin battlefield, set aside 2 acres of Carnton Plantation as the nation's largest private Confederate cemetery. The dead were reinterred here in order by states. In 1890, the wooden markers, which were inscribed with the names of the men, their companies and regiments, when known, were replaced with stone markers. Burial records were preserved by Col. McGavock's wife, the former Carrie Winder. She and her husband maintained the cemetery for the balance of their lives.
 
Erected 1994 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 54.272′ N, 86° 51.592′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Flank Circle 0.4 miles south of Lewisburg Pike (Tennessee Route 106), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McGavock Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Franklin, Eastern Flank (about 400 feet away); The Final Campaign 1864 (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Franklin (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on June 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on June 6, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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