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Bedford Co. to dedicate Civil War Trails marker

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

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette (, 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 is 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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