Photo gallery of 2011 McGavock Confederate Cemetery Memorial Service

The United Daughter’s of the Confederacy, Franklin Chapter #14, hosted the annual Memorial service today at Carnton. It was a blazing 94 degrees when Boy Scout Troop #137 arrived to install a Confederate flag next to each of the 1,500 markers in the cemetery. The Boy Scouts have been doing this for 30+ years according to John Green, Commander.

Just as the service began the wind whipped up furiously.

Here are a few sample pics of today’s service and here is the link to all 43 photos taken of the event.

Video from today’s event will be coming soon, check back.

Mississippi section at McGavock

Ronnie Mancrum

Boy Scout Troop #137 Commander John Green receives a plaque.

Annual McGavock Cemetery Memorial service Sunday, June 5th at 2 pm

Once a year the United Daughter’s of the Confederacy hosts a memorial service at McGavock Confederate Cemetery on the grounds of Historic Carnton Plantation. With the assistance of a local Boy Scout’s troop and Civil War reenactor’s, the Confederate soldiers buried at McGavock, almost 1,500 of them, are remembered and honored.

Here’s a link to the 2010 memorial service blogpost and photo gallery.

November 17, 1866 Harper’s Weekly pictures McGavock Cemetery on the cover

I went on a tour of Carnton Plantation yesterday and our guide, James, told me about the November 17, 1866 edition of Harper’s Weekly. He showed it to me and it has a picture of McGavock Confederate Cemetery on the cover.

I promptly went home and checked eBay and  . . . Voila!  I’m no the proud of owner of this original HW edition for the princely sum of $19.95.  Gotta love eBay!