The official site for
modern photographs of American Civil War Battlefields
The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, at the
Carnton Plantation - Franklin, TN.
Location: Franklin, TN
Dates: November 30, 1864
John M. Schofield, Major General
Bell Hood, General
On July 22, 1864 US Major General
William T. Sherman, flanked CS
John Bell Hood, from the fortifications of Atlanta, Georgia.
Each commanding general devised different strategies at this point.
Sherman determined to take the war, to the people of Georgia, with his March
to the Sea. Hood determined to take back Tennessee - specifically its
enemy held capitol - Nashville. He felt that this move would bring
Sherman's army north and relieve the pressure in Georgia.