Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 43 | NO. 47 | Friday, November 22, 2019

Sons of Confederate Veterans withdraws Tennessee complaint

Print | Front Page | Email this story

FRANKLIN (AP) — A Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter in Tennessee has voluntarily dismissed its complaint against the state Historic Commission accusing it of improperly removing Civil War markers.

The Tennessean reports Historic Commission executive director Patrick McIntyre confirmed the dismissal Monday, citing paperwork from the group's attorney. McIntyre said he didn't know why the group withdrew their case.

The Franklin chapter filed the complaint in August, accusing the commission of removing six wooden stakes from a Franklin street in April. Each stake symbolized a Confederate general who died in an 1864 battle. The group said in their complaint that the stakes' removal violated the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.

The Historic Commission says it removed the markers after an extensive study that found they lacked historical context and confused some commission members.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0