Blood relations may help save a historic document tied to Franklin’s bloodiest day. Money is being collected to restore "Book of the Dead," journal kept by Civil War heroine Carrie McGavock after the Battle of Franklin. Journal lists all the names and regiments of more than 1,400 soldiers buried in the nearby Confederate cemetery. Fighting between Confederate and Union soldiers left more than 8,000 casualties on Nov. 30, 1864 and Carrie McGavock, known as "the Widow of the South", helped tend to wounded soldiers.
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Preservationists rally to restore "Book of the Dead" Civil War journal
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