Marker for unknown Franklin Civil War soldier to be dedicated

On October 10, 2009, the city of Franklin reinterred a once-lost Civil War soldier whose remains were unearthed along the Columbia Pike in the Spring. I blogged on it extensively.  This unknown soldier was reburied at Resthaven Cemetery in downtown Franklin.  Columns that were originally part of the Nashville State Capital in the Civil War were placed at the site to mark the burial.

Now, almost one year later, the markers will be formally dedicated on November 30, 2010, the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.

Franklin on Foot is spearheading a donation-drive to raise funds for the commemoration. To donate click here, or send a check to Margie Thessin, 400 Maplewood Drive, Franklin, TN 37064, payable to the Williamson County Historical Society.

 

 

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