“Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.”
– William Gladstone, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, circa 1870
Excerpted in On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery, Robert M. Poole
This blog has an entire section on the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin.
Here’s a Flickr photo gallery with hundreds of pictures of McGavock Cemetery.