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, or that thousands travel each year to visit its hallowed grounds in the hopes of spotting a ghost themselves.Read more...
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, or that 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. 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 is loaded with both fun and serious facts touching on numerous topics, from the Civil War, plantation life, and Victorian culture, to 19th-Century medicine, genealogy, and slavery. And all is 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 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, 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. Available in paperback and hardcover.
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 45 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, Mr. Seabrook has a forty-year background in American and Southern history, and is the author of the runaway bestseller "Everything You Were Taught About the Civil War is Wrong, Ask a Southerner " His other books include: The McGavocks of Carnton Plantation: A Southern History; Encyclopedia of the Battle of Franklin; Everything You Were Taught About American Slavery is Wrong, Ask a Southerner ; Give This Book to a Yankee A Southern Guide to the Civil War For Northerners; Confederacy 101: Amazing Facts You Never Knew About America s Oldest Political Tradition; and Confederate Flag Facts: What Every American Should Know About Dixie s Southern Cross. "
- ISBN-13: 9780982189962
- ISBN-10: 0982189966
- Publisher: Sea Raven Press
- Publish Date: June 2009
- Page Count: 250
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.57 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds