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DESCRIPTION This comprehensive exploration of the Celtic-American McGavocks and their beautiful Franklin, Tennessee, home is a “must read” for anyone interested in not only Carnton Plantation, but in the American Civil War, the South, and Tennessee history.  In The McGavocks of Carnton Plantation, award-winning author, Southern historian, former Carnton docent, and McGavock relation Lochlainn Seabrook digs deep into the history of the McGavocks, providing facts, material, and topics that you will not find in any other book or hear on any historical tour. Included in this monumental work is a detailed history of Carnton Plantation and her occupants from 1700 to the present; a “you-are-there” tour of the grounds and the mansion, top to bottom, interior and exterior; an exhaustive discussion of Lincoln’s War, slavery, the Confederate States of America, and the Battles of Franklin II and Nashville, as the McGavocks and other loyal Confederates saw them; a complete McGavock family tree from their earliest known ancestor in Scotland; a complete Winder family tree from their earliest known ancestor in England; a royal European McGavock family tree back to Robert the Bruce King of Scotland; a brief history of Company H Twentieth Tennessee Infantry; well-researched citations with 1,700 footnotes, a 1,000-book bibliography, and an exhaustive index.  The book also contains hundreds of images, maps, photos, diagrams, and drawings, all chronicling the lives, customs, and beliefs of this fascinating Confederate clan.  Available in paperback and hardcover. Click on “Reviews 2” to see what people are saying about this book.  And please leave a positive review on Amazon for us, thanks! DETAILS AUTHOR: Lochlainn Seabrook INTRODUCTION: Dr. Michael R. Bradley (Chaplain SCV Camp #155, and award-winning author of Tullahoma: The 1863 Campaign for the Control of Middle Tennessee).  FOREWORD: Sue A. Thompson (Master Curator and Decorative Arts Director, Lotz House Museum, Franklin, Tennessee) CONTENT: adult nonfiction SUBJECT: McGavock family history/American Civil War ILLUSTRATED: yes (b/w) SIZE: 5.5” x 8.5” LENGTH: 1,050 pages COVER: paperback/perfect bound/gloss finish; hardcover/case laminate/matte finishPUBLISHER: Sea Raven Press ISBN: 978-0-9827700-8-5 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-943737-54-3 (hardcover)
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