Portrait of John McGavock
- Creator:Washington Bogart Cooper (1802-1888)
- Title:Portrait of John McGavock
- Date:ca. 1848
- Description:This portrait depicts a young, dark-haired man facing forward with his right hand holding the fold of his jacket at chest height. He is wearing a formal white shirt and vest, with dark tie and coat. The canvas appears to have been cut down at the sides, perhaps to fit a frame other than the original.
- Historical Note:John McGavock (1815-1893) was the owner of Carnton Plantation, just outside of Franklin, Tennessee, during the Civil War. His wife, Carrie Winder McGavock (1829-1905), who was present when the house and yard were used as a makeshift hospital after the Battle of Franklin on 30 November 1864, oversaw the burial of as many as 1500 Confederate soldiers in a cemetery on the grounds.
- Institution:Carnton / Battle of Franklin Trust
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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