The title character of this haunting historical novel is Carrie McGavock, whose farmhouse was commandeered as a Confederate field hospital before the tragic battle at Franklin, Tennessee, in November 1864. That day, 9,000 soldiers perished.
For History Buffs, this is a must see. During the Civil War this was home to wealthy livestock farmers who woke up one morning to find thousands of Confederate troops in their yard battling the Union for Franklin. The Carnton Plantation became an impromptu site for a hospital, with blood stains still visible in the children's rooms where the surgeons operated.