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carnton plantation was built by randal mc gavock in 1826. mc gavock was a former nashville mayor and was well known in political circles in the state of tennessee. andrew jackson was a frequent visitor to carnton plantation. randal's son john mc gavock inherited the plantation and was in residence there during the battle of franklin. during the battle of franklin the carnton plantation served as a confederate field hospital. today there are still blood stains in the house from injured confederate soldiers. after the battle of franklin the bodies of confederate generals patrick cleburne, john adams, hiram granbury, and otho strahl where taken to carnton. in 1866 john mc gavock donated part of his land for a confederate cemetery. the carnton plantation is a very interersting place to visit for those interested in architecture and civil war history. carnton plantation is listed on the national register of historic places. for admission and times see the attached web site.
Address: 1345 carnton lane.
Directions: southeast of downtown.
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