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Maury County Adds Three Markers At Civil War Sites

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A central Tennessee County is adding historical markers at a trio of Civil War cites

Maury County's Convention and Visitors Bureau wants new markers up by the spring at a gun and knife fight, a home and a soldier's grave.

Bureau Executive Director Brenda Pierce said the markers give Civil War buffs another reason to visit.

The new markers commemorate the old Nelson Hotel, the Elm Springs home the grave of author Sam Watkins at the Zion Cemetery.

Confederate Lt. Andrew Wills Gould died in a confrontation with Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in summer 1863 at the hotel. Elm Springs houses The Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Watkins wrote the book "Co. Aytch," a highly regarded work for its detailed accounts into the soldier's daily plight.

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