Article by: Emily R. West, Nashville Tennessean

FRANKLIN — A complaint filed with the Tennessee Historic Commission alleges that wooden stakes marking the deaths of Confederate generals were improperly removed.

The Franklin chapter for the Sons of the Confederate Veterans filed the complaint last week, claiming the City of Franklin removed six wooden stakes from Columbia Avenue. Each stake symbolized a Confederate general who died in the Battle of Franklin during Nov. 30, 1864. Stakes were installed in 1999, but the SOV said the removal violated the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act, according to the complaint.

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