Thursday, March 4, 2010

Franklin - Carnton

The Carnton plantation was used as a field hospital for the Confederates during the battle. It has been preserved and is well worth visiting. Blood stains can be seen on the floors, I can only imagine how much cleaning was tried before the effort was given up. But this is not just a field hospital, on the day after the battle the bodies of four of the Confederate generals killed during the fighting were laid on Carnton's back porch. The generals were Patrick R. Cleburne, Hiram B. Granbury, John Adams, and Otho F. Strahl.

The back porch.

The front entrance.

Another view of the front, I find the building interesting as architecture alone.

The white building is the summer kitchen.

There are a few other out buildings preserved.

Carnton's garden which is interesting to go through also.

One very big tree, I believe the sign said it was an Osage orange.

1 comment:

Chris Evans said...

Supposedly the ghost of Cleburne has been glimpsed there from time to time. I would imagine it would be possible since so much activity occurred around the house before, during, and after the battle.