Thursday, February 16, 2006

Carrie McGavock

Franklin, Tennessee is in Williamson County about thirty minutes south of Nashville. The city and county are among the wealthiest in the United States. On November 30, 1864, eight thousand men died there within a five-hour period. Carrie McGavock lived on a plantation there called Carnton. Her stately home was converted to a field hospital where hundreds of wounded men were treated and dozens of severely injured limbs were amputated. What happened following that Battle of Franklin and for the rest of Carrie McGavock's life is truly amazing. Robert Hicks, a first time author, researched this true story and wrote "The Widow of the South". It's an excellent book and I can recommend it. I continue to be impressed by young and first time authors. Read about him here.

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