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We are co-sponsoring the following event with our friends at the Franklin Civil War Round Table.

Bill Radcliff, well known reenactor of the 13th United States Colored Troops (USCT), is making a presentation about the trials of the African American soldier at the February edition of the Franklin Civil War Round Table. He will be in full USCT uniform.

The 13th USCT suffered heavy casualties on December 16, 1864 at Peach Orchard Hill on Franklin Road in Nashville.

Mr. Radcliff is known for preserving the history and sharing the stories of the African American troops and the roles they served. He was a member of the Honor Guard at the recent burial of Franklin's Unknown Soldier and was part of the Battle of Nashville anniversary events at Fort Negley this past December.

Bill was the model for the statue commemorating the USCT interred at Nashville's National Cemetary, a unique one of a kind monument not duplicated anywhere else in the United States. Mr. Radcliff has served the city of Nashville for many years as a member of the Nashville Fire Department and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. His father fought across Europe in World War II with Patton's Army as part of the famed Red Ball Express while his mother served as a member of the Colored United Service Organization (USO). His brother served as an officer in Desert Storm. Bill has recently discovered he is a descendant of a Medal of Honor recipient from the 1864 Battle of Chapin's Farm, Virginia.

The event will start at 3:00 p.m., February 14th at the Williamson COunty Library located at 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, Tennessee 37064.

We look forward to seeing you.

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