The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War Setting & Symbolism

Howard Bahr
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The McGavock house is one of the main settings in the story. It is a two story brick house located in Franklin, Tennessee. It is in a relatively rural area near a river. The McGavock family resides in the house. This consists of John and Caroline McGavock and their children Caroline, Hattie and Winder. Also living in the house is Anna Margaret Hereford. Anna Hereford is a 24 year old unmarried woman. Anna had been sent to live with her cousins, the McGavocks, from her home in Lincoln County. Anna knew her father would not come as promised.

A scout approaches the McGavock house to ask John McGavock if the Confederate Army might use their house as a base while the Battle of Franklin wages on. McGavock knows this means that the house will be filled with dead, dying and injured soldiers - men that he...

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