Solemn ceremonies were held on Oct. 10, 2009, to re-inter the remains of a Civil War soldier whose remains were found in area that was undergoing commercial development in Franklin earlier in the year.
It could not be determined whether the solider had fought for the South or North, but it appeared likely that he died as a result of the Battleof Franklin in 1864. In that battle, dug-in Northern forces inflicted extremely serious losses on Confederate troops who made a series of charges across an open field.
The re-interment ceremonies included a parade through the downtown Square in Franklin with Civil War re-enactors accompanying a caisson bearing the soliders casket. The remains were buried at Rest Haven Cemetery in Franklin. Attending the ceremony were two men in their 90s whose fathers had fought in the Civil War, one on each side.
| Civil War re-enactors accompany the casket of the Unknown Soldier
through the streets of Franklin.