State Civil War sites being cleaned up Saturday

William Farley, second from left, fires a mortar at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

William Farley, second from left, fires a mortar at Fort Johnson, near Fort Sumter, to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Volunteers will help clean up 11 Civil War sites Saturday in Tennessee as part of a national campaign.

The annual event nationwide, called Park Day, involves more than 100 historic sites in 25 states.

The Tennessee sites are Britton Lane Battlefield, Medon; The Carter House, Franklin; Carnton Plantation, Franklin; Fort Dickerson, Knoxville; Fort Donelson, Dover; Fort Granger, Franklin; Fort Pillow, Henning; Mabry Hazen House, Knoxville; Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Park, Parker's Crossroads; Shy's Hill and Redoubt No. 1, Nashville; and Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro.

Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and get to hear a local historian describe the significance of the site.


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