With its 100-year history of infant mortality, violence, murder, war, surgical amputations, political intrigue, thousands of ghastly deaths, and a long streak of truly bad luck, it’s little wonder that Carnton Plantation is haunted. Thousands travel each year to visit its hallowed grounds in the hopes of spotting a ghost themselves. What is perhaps more surprising is that no one has thought to chronicle the accounts of Carnton’s many ghost stories and put them in a book for readers of all ages.
However, Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook, a former Carnton tour guide and the author of dozens of popular Civil War books, has rectified this situation by providing us with the first nonfiction book ever written about the goblins of Tennessee’s most haunted Civil War house.
“Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories: True Tales of the Unexplained from Tennessee’s Most Haunted Civil War House!” is loaded with both fun and serious facts touching on numerous topics, from the American Civil War, plantation life, Victorian culture, to 19th-Century medicine, genealogy, and slavery. It is all written from the South’s point of view, a refreshing perspective that enriches an already fascinating subject: a Southern plantation full of Civil War ghosts!
A Deeper Look:
Included is a complete list of the dead Rebel soldiers buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, over 100 photos and illustrations of paranormal energies, Carnton Mansion and the grounds, maps of the property, a wonderful and useful “Ghostly Glossary,” a history of both Carnton and the Battle of Franklin II, and factual discussions on Lincoln’s War.
Additionally, Colonel Seabrook, who is related to the founders and owners of Carnton, has thoughtfully included a family tree for the plantation clan. Entertaining yet educational, diverting yet gripping, this is a book that everyone from ghost-hunters to Civil War buffs will want on their shelf. The foreword is by Austin Cook, team leader of SyFy Channel’s hit TV series “Killer Contact.” Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories is available in paperback and hardcover.
About the Author:
Civil War scholar Lochlainn Seabrook, a descendant of the families of Alexander H. Stephens and John S. Mosby, is the most prolific and popular pro-South writer in the world today. Known as the “new Shelby Foote,” he is a recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal and the author of over 50 books that have introduced hundreds of thousands to the truth about the War for Southern Independence. A seventh-generation Kentuckian of Appalachian heritage and the sixth great-grandson of the Earl of Oxford, Colonel Seabrook has a forty-year background in American and Southern history, and is the author of the international blockbuster Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!
His other titles include: “Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin”; “The McGavocks of Carnton Plantation: A Southern History”; “The Great Yankee Coverup: What the North Doesn’t Want You to Know About Lincoln’s War”; “Confederacy 101: Amazing Facts You Never Knew About America’s Oldest Political Tradition”; “Confederate Flag Facts: What Every American Should Know About Dixie’s Southern Cross”; “Women in Gray: A Tribute to the Ladies Who Supported the Southern Confederacy”; “Everything You Were Taught About American Slavery is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!”; “A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest”; “Abraham Lincoln: The Southern View”; “Give This Book to a Yankee: A Southern Guide to the Civil War for Northerners”; and “Honest Jeff and Dishonest Abe: A Southern Children’s Guide to the Civil War”.