Honoring the Confederate dead in McGavock Confederate Cemetery

One of my favorite places in Williamson County, where I live, is the Carnton Historic Plantation. On this property is the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. I’m not one of those ‘the South must rise again’ kinda people but I do have a profound appreciation for the sacrifice, courage and honor displayed by the brave Confederate soldiers.

On November 30, 1864, the Northern and Southern armies clashed in front of Carter’s farm just south of downtown Franklin. In five hours, more men fell as casualties from this bloody fight than the U.S. soldiers who fell during the invasion of Normandy.

The Battle of Franklin saw 10,000 casualties in just five hours. The Confederates lost at least 2,000 men. Nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers were buried in McGavock Cemetery in Franklin, TN. I made this video to honor these Southern souls.

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