The Confederate Monument in Union City, Tennessee, also known as First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead, is a simple marker erected in 1869 in a cemetery that was the burial site for the remains of 29 unidentified Confederate combatants killed in the American Civil War. It is about tall. Dedicated on October 21, 1869, it was one of Tennessee's first Confederate monuments. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is asserted to be the first monument to honor unknown Confederate dead. Union City also has a Confederate monument erected in 1909 with a dedication that reads: To The Confederate Soldier of Obion County Who Was Killed In Battle Who Was Starved In Federal Prison And Who Has Preserved Anglo-Saxon Civilization In The South
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