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- Carnton PlantationNov 12, 2013
Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843). Throughout the nineteenth century it was frequently visited by those shaping Tennessee and American history, including President Andrew Jackson. Carnton grew to become one of the premier farms in Williamson County, Tennessee. Randal McGavock’s son John (1815-1893) inherited the farm upon his father’s death. John McGavock married Carrie Elizabeth Winder (1829-1905) in December 1848 and they had five children during the subsequent years, three of whom died at young ages - Martha (1849-1862); Mary Elizabeth (1851-1858); and John Randal (1854). The surviving children, Winder (1857-1907) and Hattie (1855-1932), are pictured (left) circa 1865.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. Everything the McGavock family ever knew was forever changed. The Confederate Army of Tennessee furiously assaulted the Federal army entrenched along the southern edge of Franklin. The resulting battle, believed to be the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War, involved a massive frontal assault larger than Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. The majority of the combat occurred in the dark and at close quarters. The Battle of Franklin lasted barely five hours and led to some 9,500 soldiers being killed, wounded, captured, or counted as missing. Nearly 7,000 of that number were Confederate troops. Carnton served as the largest field hospital in the area for hundreds of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers
- Carnton PlantationMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersHistory Buffs+ 1Oct 06, 2013
Built in 1826 by then-mayor of Nashville, Randal McGavock, Carnton Plantation was witness to the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War. That explosive clash 149 years ago has led to some spiritual unrest that still plagues the area to this day.
After the Battle of Franklin the home served as a temporary military hospital - four Confederate Generals’ bodies lay on the back porch of the house where bloodstains can still be seen. In 1866 the McGavocks partitioned a portion of their land to bury some 1500 Confederate soldiers killed during the Battle of Franklin. Since the house has turned into a museum, there have been plenty of sightings of Confederate soldiers, and Carrie McGavock, the one-time lady of the house.
- Carnton PlantationFirst to ReviewJun 27, 2013
If you're into the civil war Franklin is full of history. The Carnton Mansion is well worth the price of the guided tour. The home was turned into a make-shift hospital during the Battle of Franklin. 7 generals were laid out dead on the front porch during the Battle. You can still see blood stains in the wood floors under the upstairs windows where amputations and surgeries were performed for the natural light coming through the windows. A large confederate cemetery is also on the property. Very interesting historic sight.Recommended for:History Buffs