This is the Carnton Plantation house in Franklin, Tennessee, built in 1826 for Randal McGavock, the former mayor of Nashville. A plantation soon thrived on the site, but it is best known for an event here and for its private Confederate cemetery on the grounds. Here on a single day in November 1864, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War took place. In a frontal assault on Federal troops entrenched outside the house, Confederate soldiers attacked en masse. More than 9,500 men died, were wounded, or disappeared in the fighting, and the mansion became a field hospital for wounded and dying Confederates.
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Keywords:carol m. highsmith, america, tennessee, carnton plantation, battle of franklin, randal mcgavock