Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Confederate Cemetery

Marker ID: THC 3D 45
Location: 1346 Carnton Ln, Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 54.280    W 086° 51.714
  35.90466666    -86.8619
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9JN


0.7 miles
Following the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, John McGavcock, owner of "Carnton," collected and buried here the bodies of 1496 Confederates. The five general officers killed there were interred elsewhere after being brought to the house. Other Confederates were later buried here, including Brig. Gen. Johnston K. Duncan.

Tennessee Historical Commission


This is the nation's largest private Confederate cemetery