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karen e said:
The book is fascinating on its own merit but what intrigues me is the Cemetary & Plantation featured in this book still exist today and can be visited. After looking Carrie up on the internet, seeing photos of her life brought the book to life even more.
posted Oct 13, 2006 at 9:32AM
*** 1/2 stars. This novel is based on true events surrounding the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Tennessee in 1864. Colonel John and Carrie McGavock's plantation home, Carnton, was opened as a field hospital. Later when the hastily buried local Confederate graves deteriorated the McGavocks donated land and had 1,500 soldiers dug up and reburied. The story is told from multiple perspectives, but it is largely the story of Carrie and her efforts to honor the dead and deal with her own personal loss. Recommend, especially if you enjoy novels set during the American Civil War.
posted Feb 24, 2013 at 4:05PM
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Turns her plantation home into a hospital; mourning the death of several of her children and the absence of her husband.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Turns Carrie's house into a field hospital.
Loses a leg in battle; sent to Carrie's makeshift hospital; falls in love with Carrie.