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Bedford Co. To Dedicate Civil War Trails Marker

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bedford County has hoped to boost tourism by acknowledging its Civil War heritage.

It was announced that the county is dedicating a Civil War Trails marker on the south courthouse lawn during a public ceremony on Wednesday.

Shelbyville did not play a significant role in the war but it was a "side action," said Al Simmons, president of the Bedford County Historical Society. He said the city was wedged between larger battles in Murfreesboro and Tullahoma.

Bedford County was one of 270 Civil War Trails sites in Tennessee and one of more than 1,000 such sites in five states, according to the Historical Society.

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