On Saturday, Nov. 11, one hour before the Bedford County Veterans Day Parade passes around the Shelbyville public square, a historical marker will be unveiled on the east side of the square honoring Capt. Charles Davis, a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War.
Davis, a member of the 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, led a cavalry charge up Main Street on June 27, 1863, against Confederate troops defending the square. The Battle of Shelbyville was one of several skirmishes that took place during the Tullahoma Campaign.
The unveiling ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 near Pope’s Café on the east side of the square. The annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m.
The parade will follow the traditional parade route. The lineup will be on Lane Parkway. The parade will proceed south on Cannon Boulevard to Holland Street; east on Holland Street to the square; around the west, south, and east sides of the square; north on Main Street to Madison Street; and then east on Madison Street to Celebration Drive / Cooper Steel Arena. Contact Mike Ruess in the Veterans Service Office (931) 685-4838 or email@example.com, for more details about the parade.
Bedford County government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in honor of the Veterans Day holiday.