13 October 2008

McGavock Confederate Cemetery; Tennessee

The Widow of the South, a best-selling novel by Robert Hicks, is about the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, a plantation house used as a field hospital, and the woman who buried the Confederate dead.

Carnton Historic Plantation's website well describes the battle and how the cemetery came about. McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place for nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers, as well as the largest privately owned military cemetery in the nation.

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