McGavock Confederate Cemetery Photo A
This picture has a closer view of the home that belonged to Colonel John McGavock and his wife, that became a hospital during and after the Battle of Franklin which took place on their property, part ... show more
This picture has a closer view of the home that belonged to Colonel John McGavock and his wife, that became a hospital during and after the Battle of Franklin which took place on their property, part of which Col. McGavock later decided to donate for a private cemetery for the purposes of a proper burial place for the Confederate soldiers who died here. I wish to thank Tim Burgess for sending me all these pictures (except for the last four which were sent to me by Mrs. Maynard Hall, whom I also wish to thank).
Not only am I grateful to Tim Burgess for the pictures but for the information I needed that led me to establish that my husband's great grandfather's brother, Col. Wm Harry Bishop, was indeed buried here. Tim has been working on a book for many years about the soldiers who fought the Battle of Franklin, and was able to use the information I provided him about Col. Bishop's birth family. I also wish to thank David Fraley and Thomas Cartwright who worked at the Carter House Museum in Franklin, TN for their initial help. I understand that efforts are underway to eventually replace the Colonel's tombstone with one more fitting his part in the Civil War and finally at the Battle of Franklin.