Labor of DevotionIn the spring of 1866, the bodies of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Franklin were exhumed from their temporary graves and reburied here, on this two-acre plot adjacent to Carnton, home of John and Carrie McGavock. Over about ten weeks, veteran George W. Cuppett led four men who reinterred the remains of 1,481 Southern soldiers. In addition, the body of Cuppett's younger brother, Marcellus Cuppett, who died during the period, was also buried here, the only civilian. A small journal containing the names of all the dead was given to the McGovocks.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series.|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 512482 N 3973389|
|Decimal Degrees||35.90471667, -86.86166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 54.283', W 86° 51.7'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 54' 16.98" N, 86° 51' 42.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin TN 37064, US|
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