Harpeth At Carnton
Painting - Oil On Canvas
I painted "Harpeth at Carnton" from a location within a few feet of the waterfall on the Harpeth that is near Carnton Plantation in Franklin,TN. In fact, I situated my easel so close to the river that my wife thought I was going to slide into the Harpeth, but happily I did not. Carnton was forever changed by the events of the Civil War. The home to John and Carrie McGavock became the largest Confederate field hospital and in several rooms heavy bloodstains still mar the floors. In 1866, the McGavocks donated two acres near their home as a final resting place for 1,481 Southern soldiers. Robert Hicks immortalized these events in his New York Times bestseller, "The Widow of the South."
May 16th, 2014
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