While I went to the house knowing the story I read wasn't going to be 100% accurate, being able to walk around the house and be familiar with the family and the events that took place there made it more "real" for me. I could picture it all. There are a couple of rooms on the 2nd floor that still show blood stains in the wood. While this is morbid when you think about it, it was really neat to see. We can analyze what that says about me at a later time. I think just seeing the blood stains and knowing how they came about just enhanced the experienced and made the events come to life for me. It's one thing to know "ok..this was used as a field hospital, a lot of amputations happened here" and it's another to know that happened and see real proof.
If you enjoy Civil War history or history in general and you have the chance to visit this location, I highly recommend it.
|Front of Carnton Plantation|
|Back of Carnton Plantation|
|Civil War cemetery on the property|
|Cemetery with Carnton Plantation in the background|