U.S. Civil War
4:00 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Maury County Civil War Soldiers Receive Honors

Jo Ann McClellan and Elizabeth Queener helped add names to the Maury County War Memorial. George Walker IV / The Tennessean
Credit http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131018/NEWS01/310180122

A ceremony tomorrow at the Maury County War Memorial will commemorate the Battle of Nashville in 1864 and unveil the names of 58 Maury County soldiers who fought for the Union.

The names were uncovered during research into four black soldiers whose names were to be added the memorial. 

The Tennessean newspaper reports that research into their lives turned up 54 other names of soldiers who fought for the Union, four who were white and 54 who were black and fought in the US Colored Troops. Most of them were former slaves. More than five thousand black troops fought for the Union at the Battle of Nashville in December of 1864.

Tomorrow, all 58 names will be unveiled on the Maury County War Memorial.