The boys in McGavock were all killed at Franklin

The Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864) brought a huge problem to the little town of Franklin, TN, with its population in 1860 of just over 900 residents. Almost 2,500 soldiers, North and South, were lying dead on the fields of farmers like Fountain Branch Carter and James McNutt. When the Franklin residents awoke on the morning of December 1st, the sleepy Southern town’s first concern was what to do with the nearly 1,750 Confederate boys who were killed.

Source: excerpted from the Wikipedia article (authored by Tellinghistory, the owner of this blog site)

Mathew Brady photograph, Antietam Confederate dead laid out in rows before burial. The dead at Franklin probably looked very similar to this picture.

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