McCord honored by STFB for preservation efforts
Members of the Save the Franklin Battlefield board of directors present the 2013 Tenny Pinkerton Dozier Award to Paula McCord.
Save the Franklin Battlefield, a non-profit organized to promote battlefield preservation, held its annual meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently.
Board members recognized businesswoman Paula McCord, a longtime Franklin resident, for her preservation support.
As owner of McCord Crane Service, she volunteered her time and expertise to assist with ceremonial efforts associated with the re-internment of the remains of the Unknown Soldier, a casualty of the 1864 Battle of Franklin.
The soldier’s remains were discovered by construction workers on property located on Columbia Ave. in August 2009.
The unusual ceremony and burial took place in October 2009 in the historic Rest Haven Cemetery.
Present for the dinner and presentation were board members Bobby Hargrove, Robert Huff, Sam Huffman, Sam Gant and Dan Mora.
Brian Allison, former director of Traveller’s Rest in Nashville was the featured speaker for the evening.
Allison presented his latest research about the challenges that Confederate Gen. William A. Quarles faced during the Battles of Franklin and Nashville,
Posted on: 12/5/2013