Book Review: looking for CSA soldiers killed at Franklin?

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery: “A Revised and Updated Compilation”

Author and historian Eric Jacobson has produced a valuable resource for people who need to research the Confederate soldiers who are buried at McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, TN. The Civil War Gazette awards this book four cannisters.


This book is indispensable to getting a grasp for the Battle of Franklin (Nov 30, 1864). Jacobson is dogged in getting to the bottom of controversial issues regarding the cemetery.

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery is the largest privately-owned military (and Confederate) cemetery in the United States. Almost 1,500 southern boys are buried there.

You MUST read this book before you visit McGavock, and it should be on the bookshelf of every serious student of Tennessee in the Civil War, especially those interested in Franklin.

Jacobson is the historian of the Historic Carnton Plantation.

Mississippi monument at McGavock. by you.

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