Civil War soldier’s bones remain in limbo

Published on May 29th, 2009 | by Admin


City leaders and historians in Franklin, Tennessee, are deciding what to do with the remains of a Union soldier discovered at the future site of a fast-food restaurant.

That land, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting on Nov. 30, 1864, is where a Pizza Hut restaurant stood until city leaders bought the land and tore the restaurant down with fanfare a few years ago.

Meantime, no other bones have been reported unearthed. The city has not required Wolfe to conduct an archaeological survey of the site.

Archaeologist Larry McKee, who examined the remains, said he believes more soldiers’ graves are still out there to be discovered. “Within a quarter-mile radius, I bet there’s more,” McKee said.

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