Historical Society to fund markers
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Working in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Tourism, plans are to erect markers on Woodbury's Square and at Melton Cemetery Cannon County Historical Society members voted Tuesday (Sept. 10) to fund two Tennessee Civil War trail makers.

Working in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Tourism, plans are to erect markers on Woodbury's Square and at Melton Cemetery, the burial place of Confederate guerrilla Hiram T. "Pomp" Kersey.

"I would like to see us act on this," Joe D. Davenport, society president, said following a presentation by State Historian Van West.

Charlie Harrell, a society member and Woodbury vice mayor, agreed and made a motion to provide funding for at least two of the markers.

The Historical Society's portion of the project will amount to $2,200 with the state picking up the rest of the cost.

A third possible marker is being considered for Readyville which served as the base for Union Gen. William B. Hazen's brigade. Hazen had a market built along with a band pavilion and a dance floor. His brigade's musicians performed attracting both listeners and some dancers. 

"I would like to see us act on this," Joe D. Davenport, society president, said following a presentation by State Historian Van West.

Charlie Harrell, a society member and Woodbury vice mayor, agreed and made a motion to provide funding for at least two of the markers.

The Historical Society's portion of the project will amount to $2,200 with the state picking up the rest of the cost.

A third possible marker is being considered for Readyville which served as the base for Union Gen. William B. Hazen's brigade. Hazen had a market built along with a band pavilion and a dance floor. His brigade's musicians performed attracting both listeners and some dancers. 

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Members Opinions:
September 17, 2013 at 10:45am
Cannon County is great at preserving the past, with a progressive step for more clean tourism dollars in the future....
September 20, 2013 at 7:31pm
Great move forward.

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