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McGavock - Hayes Cemetery
Williamson County,

In the springs of 1866, Col. John McGavock, seeing the deteriorting condition of the Confederage graves on the Franklin battlefield, set aside two acres of Carnton Plantation as the nation's largest private Confederate cemetery. The dead were reinterred here in order by states. In 1890, the wooden markers, which were inscribed with the names of the men, their companies and reqiments. Burial records were preserved by Col. McGavock's wife, the former Carrie Winder. She and her husband maintained the cemetery for the balance of their lives.

Contributed on 7/7/13 by tomtodd
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Submitted: 7/7/13 • Approved: 7/7/13 • Last Updated: 8/15/15 • R88-G0-S3

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