McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This is a must see after visiting Carnton. The cemetary is well kept. The story you hear on the home tour tells how 3 men were chosen to dig up the bodies buried 2 foot deep, identify and rebury...  more »
  • A beautifully maintained cemetery with an incredible story. I visited after the tour of the house and battlefield. The care it took to identify and provide a place for the lives lost makes you...  more »
  • This was the labor of one family who took it upon themselves to rebury 1481 Confederate soldiers who had been buried on the battlefield where they had fallen in unmarked graves and be placed in an...  more »

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