Civil War No Man's Land Marker Dedicated

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The dedication ceremony held on June 13, 2015 for Tennessee Historical Commission's "Civil War No Man's Land" roadside marker was a success, with about 120 people braving the hot weather to observe the first unveiling of the marker and to learn about Bradley County's Civil War heritage. 

The top photo shows members of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Kneeling is Tim McCoy, who sponsored the marker and organized the ceremony.  The man in the hat is Mike Downs, Commander of the Department of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi for Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The other photo shows, L-R: Melissa Woody, Vice President for Tourism Development, Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce; Sam Elliott, former chairman, Tennessee Historical Commission;  Tim McCoy, marker sponsor and great-great-great grandson of Joseph Lusk II (Lusk is mentioned on marker); Jim Ogden, chief National Park Service historian, Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park; Mary Ann Peckham, executive director, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association; and Lindsay Hathcock, executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis.

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