don't often hear too much about the Civil War Battle of Franklin in
Tennessee. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
There were 9200 casualties. A good portion of this
book is dedicated to this battle and the author gives us detailed
information as to what happened that day.
Carrie McGavock is
taking care of the family plantation. She has mourned over the
death of three of her children. Her husband is away fighting
for the confederacy. After the Battle of Franklin, her home
and plantation were turned into a field hospital to help care for the
wounded. Thousands of these soldiers were buried near the
Carrie did something very
extraordinary. When a neighbor decided to plow the field where
these men were buried, Carrie with the help of a few other people
dug up the approximately 1,500 soldiers and buried them in her own
personal cemetery. Carrie was steadfast at keeping precise
records of each person buried in the cemetery.
happens when an old soldier returns to pay a visit to
This historical novel is based on a true story.
The author does an excellent job of bringing the Battle of Franklin
to the attention of us who were not familiar with it.
Apparently, this battle was an important part of the Civil War and
many people never heard of it. The book is well written and
very moving. The author does an outstanding job of paying
tribute to Carrie for the unbelievable task she performed and the
courage needed to complete it. This book is highly
recommended. You don't have to be a Civil War enthusiast to
enjoy this book. All readers will enjoy this heart-warming
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