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The Carter House and Carnton Plantation Museum Stores offers a wide selection of titles about the Battle of Franklin, the Tennessee Campaign of 1864, and other related topics. Dozens of other items are available as well, from relics to collectibles. All of the items listed below may be purchased online through PayPal and will be promptly and securely shipped.

Please call 615-794-0903 or send an e-mail to if you have questions about books or other items not listed here. We'll be happy to process your MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express payment over the phone.
Please note that Tennessee sales tax and shipping will be added to all orders.

Carnton Guide Book
Carnton Plantation &
Battlefield Guidebook.
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Carnton Plantation and Battlefield.

Soft Cover. $9.95

Entitled "Carnton Plantation and Battlefield", the new guidebook has been completely revised and details the story of the McGavock family, the house in which they lived, and how the Battle of Franklin impacted them. The guidebook is filled with spectacular images of Carnton Plantation, the family and soldiers.

Carter House Guide Book
The Carter House Guidebook.
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The Carter House

Soft Cover. $9.95

The Carter House guidebook details the story of the Carter family, the house in which they lived, and how the Battle of Franklin impacted them. The guidebook is filled with spectacular images of The Carter House, the family and soldiers.

Baptism By Fire by Eric A. Jacobson and Arthur A. Rupp.
Baptism of Fire.
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Baptism of Fire - Eric Jacobson and Richard A. Rupp.

Hard Cover. $34.95

Eric A. Jacobson and Richard A. Rupp are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming non-fiction work, Baptism of Fire. The book details the story of three Federal regiments that were engaged at the historic Battle of Franklin.

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Baptism By Fire by Eric Jacobsen
Carnton Plantation.
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Carnton Plantation - Featuring the Photographs of Bruce Wolf with Foreword by Robert Hicks.

Hard Cover. $24.95

Carnton Plantation Featuring the Photographs of Bruce Wolf with Foreword by Robert Hicks is a visually stunning study of the plantation, its founders and its place in history. Photographed by renowned photographer Bruce Wolf with selected photographs from other artists, the book is anchored by a foreword from New York Times best selling author, Robert Hicks, The Widow of the South, A Separate Country.

This book is the first high quality collection of printed photographs of Carnton Plantation; once home to Carrie McGavock, witness to one of the bloodiest conflicts in our nation's history, and the final resting place for hundreds of Confederate soldiers who fought and died close by.

Widow Of The South by Robert Hicks
Widow of the South.
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The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks, 2005, 418 pages.

Soft Cover. $14.95

In his debut novel, longtime Carnton board member Robert Hicks draws an unforgettable, panoramic portrait of Carnton's Carrie McGavock, who through love and loss, found a cause. Based on the true story of Carnton, Carrie gave her heart first to a stranger, then to a tract of hallowed ground - and became a symbol of a nation's soul. All hardcover copies are signed by the author and personalization is available.
A New York Times bestseller.

For Cause and For Country by Eric A. Jacobson
For Cause and Country.
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For Cause & For Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin by Eric A. Jacobson, co-author Richard A. Rupp, 2nd Edition, 2013, 630 pages.

Hard Cover. $34.95

All copies are signed by the author; personalization is available. For Cause & For Country revisits the battles of Spring Hill and Franklin, using previously untapped resources to shed an entirely different light on those dark and difficult days. "The best work out on the Battle of Franklin. The most balanced view to date on Hood and his blundering leadership of the Army of Tennessee at Franklin."

View From The Porch - Foreword by Rober Hicks
View From the Porch.
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View From the Porch Cookbook.

Soft Cover. $14.00

View from the Porch is a collection of recipes from Carnton's friends, members, and staff. Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South, penned the foreword.

"It's appropriate that we who love this place, this hallowed ground called Carnton, would want to continue tradition laid down by Carrie McGavock and Mariah Reddick an our own ancestors, both black and white, and put together this offering of recipes."

The McGavock Confederate Cemetery by Eric A. Jacobson.
The McGavock
Confederate Cemetery.
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The McGavock Confederate Cemetery: A Revised and Updated Compilation by Eric A. Jacobson, 2007, 168 pages.

Hard Cover. $19.95

All copies are signed by the author; personalization is available. Detailing the complex story of the establishment of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in 1866, the book contains the most accurate record of the Confederate dead buried there as well as the manner in which the cemetery was organized and maintained. "All of us who love the McGavock Cemetery owe Eric a debt of thanks. He has helped us understand not only the history of this place, but in so doing, will help us better understand the relevance of this hallowed ground for us." Robert Hicks, author, The Widow of the South.

The Battle Of Franklin by James R. Knight
The Battle of Franklin.
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The Battle of Franklin by James R. Knight.

Soft Cover. $19.95

A terrific overview of the Battle of Franklin, published in 2009. A welcome addition to literature on the battle and with text that flows quickly and has great readability.

Co. Aytch by Sam R. Watkins
Co Aytch.
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Co. Aytch by Sam Watkins; edited by Ruth Hill Fulton McAllister.

Hard Cover. $34.95

One of the most well known Civil War books ever published. A reprint published in 2007 containing changes made by Sam Watkins after the original Co. Aytch was published and carefully edited by Watkins’ great granddaughter Ruth Hill Fulton McAllister.

A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

Separate Country.
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A Separate Country by Robert Hicks.

Soft Cover. $14.99

Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army - and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: Yellow Fever. A Separate Country is the heartrending story of a decent and good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures-and the story of those who taught him to love, and to be loved, and transformed him.


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