Fuller Story Marker: U.S. Colored Troops (USCT)
The marker in front of the historic courthouse facing the square discusses the U.S. Colored Troops’ role in the Civil War and the stories of local USCT fighters. The location in front of the courthouse signifies the place where freed slaves visited to enlist into the U.S. Army. At least 300 Williamson County men enlisted and perhaps half of those participating in the Battle of Nashville on December 15-16, just weeks after the Battle of Franklin.
At this site, phase II of The Fuller Story project will erect a statue honoring the USCT men who visited the Williamson County courthouse to enlist in the U.S. Army. Fundraising efforts for the USCT statue are currently underway and those wishing to learn more or contribute to the statue’s construction can do so here.