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  Battle of Nashville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.
Following the Battle of Franklin on November 30, the forces of Union Major General John M. Schofield left Franklin, Tennessee, and concentrated within the defensive works of Nashville alongside the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Maj. Gen.
A semicircular line surrounded Nashville from the west to the east, dipping a mile to the south; the remainder of the circle, to the north, was the Cumberland River.
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 Nashville - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Nashville
Nashville was taken by the Union during the Civil War in 1862 and was the site of a Confederate defeat at the Battle of Nashville, the last battle of the Civil War, in 1864.
Nashville is sometimes referred to as the ‘Athens of the South’; an exact replica of the Parthenon, dating from 1897, stands in Centennial Park.
Nashville was damaged by two tornadoes on 16 April 1998 and became one of the few US cities to ever have its downtown area directly hit.
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 Chapter LX. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The battle during the 15th was severe, but favorable to the Union troops, and continued until night closed in upon the combat.
They had got but a few miles beyond the scene of the battle when they found the enemy’s cavalry dismounted and behind intrenchments covering the road on which they were advancing.
Here another battle ensued, our men dismounting and fighting on foot, in which the Confederates were again routed and driven in great disorder.
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 TN Historical Commission - A Path Divided   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Battle of Nashville was one of the final large-scale engagements of the Civil War.
Battle of Nashville bullets scar the massive front porch columns of Belle Meade, which served as Confederate General James R. Chalmers’s headquarters during the battle.
Battle of Nashville Monument – Granny White Pike and Battlefield Dr., Nashville, 615-532-1550.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Nashville
Nashville, city in north central Tennessee and capital of the state.
Nashville shares the same boundaries with Davidson County; the two merged in...
Nashville (motion picture), epic film narrated in a series of interconnected vignettes involving 24 different characters who converge at a political...
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 Today in History: December 16
The weather was cold and wet, raining and snowing by turns; the roads were embargoed with mud, almost unfathomable at times, and again frozen into rocky ruts that even the animals refused to tackle in their efforts to drag along the artillery and trains.
Minnesota In the Battles of Nashville, December 15 and 16, 1864.
Read more of this account of the Battle of Nashville by General L. Hubbard before the Minnesota Commandery of the Loyal Legion, March 14, 1905, that includes a series of field telegrams exchanged between Union Major General George Thomas, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant, and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
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 Battle Summary: Nashville, TN
Hood reached the outskirts of Nashville on December 2, occupied positions on a line of hills parallel to those of the Union and began erecting fieldworks.
From the 1st through the 14th, Thomas made preparations for the Battle of Nashville in which he intended to destroy Hood’s army.
Hood’s army was stalled at Columbia, beaten at Franklin, and routed at Nashville.
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 Nashville reports
Nashville was placed in a state of defense and the fortifications manned by the garrison, re-enforced by a volunteer force, which had been previously organized into a division, under Bvt.
The whole command bivouacked in line of battle during the night on the ground occupied at dark, whilst preparations were made to renew the battle at an early hour on the morrow.
A pontoon bridge, hastily constructed at Nashville during the presence of the army at that place, was on its way to the front, but the bad condition of the roads, together with the incompleteness of the train itself, had retarded its arrived.
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 BillHobbs.com - Grassroots journalism from Nashville.
Nashville raises the property tax every four years like clockwork, the kind of cycle, unfortunately, that if left unchecked will cause Nashville to become blighted even while its suburbs thrive.
Nashville is now on the same wrong-headed path of other larger cities - thinking that government can solve a city's problems if it just takes more of its residents' money.
Interestingly Nashville is even in a more precarious position than Memphis because, as a Metro government already, there will be nothing left for predatory annexation as the tax base flees.
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 Civil War History in Nashville & Middle Tennessee
Battle of Nashville Preservation Society: Excellent site with Civil War information, including photos of sites and memorials, regarding the Battle of Nashville.
Battle of Franklin [Nov. 30, 1864] From the Carter House: ["(Franklin) is the flest page in the history of the War of the Lost Cause.
Battle of Nashville [Dec. 15-16, 1864] From the CWSAC Battle Summary of Nashville: "In a last desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen.
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 Battle of Nashville, Confederate Military History
General Forrest reported that on the morning of the 6th the enemy declined his offer of battle, but on the next morning moved out on the Salem turnpike in force and drove in his pickets, when the infantry, except Smith's (Tennessee) brigade, made a shameful retreat with the loss of two pieces of artillery.
There was no serious resistance to the Federal advance; it was a battle without an engagement or a contest; and the wonder is that Thomas, with a large and well-appointed army, more than treble the strength of Hood, did not press his right, seize the Franklin turnpike and capture the entire army.
When he retreated from Nashville his only hope was to save the remnant of his army, and he looked to the indomitable Forrest to accomplish this result.
www.civilwarhome.com /CMHnashville.htm   (2809 words)

The Battle of Nashville by Ross Massey, BONPS Historian
An excellent museum dealing with the preliminary phases of the battle of Nashville is the Carter House located in Franklin, Tenn. For more information visit its website at http://www.carter-house.org or send E-mail to the director Thomas Cartwright.
With such disposition, the battles of Franklin and Nashville would have been relegated to the category of "events which never come to pass." But when Smith reached St. Louis Hood was threatening Columbia; and it was an open question whether he would not reach Nashville before the reenforcements from Missouri.
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 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Nashville
Nonetheless, with GEN P.G.T. Beauregard's reluctant okay (Richmond had made Beauregard commander of the new Military Division of the West in early October), Hood began the advance that would end in the eventual break-up of his army.
But by mid-November, Sherman was preparing for his own ambitious march, leaving MG George H. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga," in Nashville and MG John M. Schofield in Pulaski, TN to deal with the ubiquitous John Bell Hood.
And late in the afternoon, after the Union cavalry (BG James H. Wilson, commanding) had gained the southern rear (Forrest was not present to counter this envelopment), a massive assault routed the Confederate left (Shy's Hill).
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 HNI - Prehistoric and Pioneer Settlement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Nashville was defended by Gen. George Thomas and 70,000 federal troops.
Related is the Battle of Franklin on November 30, barely two weeks prior to the Battle of Nashville.
To the southeast of Nashville is the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.
www.historicnashville.org /history/civilwar.shtml   (793 words)

 Charlie411.com (Yes, I'm that guy!): Nashville Novels
That decisive major battle of the Civil War destroyed the Confederate Army of Tennessee and preceded Lee's surrender at Appomattox by less than four months.
My interest in the December 15-16 Battle of Nashville, and the city's role in the war, was sparked by a series of historical novels written by Alfred Leland Crabb.
I discovered those fascinating books about Nashville in the Civil War era as a teenager, and have retained much of their imagery for more than sixty years.
www.news2wkrn.com /charlie/archives/2005/12/nashville_novels.html   (239 words)

 Battle of Nashville --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Known as the Athens of the South, Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, the seat of Davidson County, the location of the Grand Ole Opry, and home to no less than 16 institutions of higher education.
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
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 Essay: The Battle of Nashville: Shy, Smith, & Hood
Until that time it was believed that he had died from a mini-ball shot from a muzzle-loading firearm during the Battle of Nashville, December 16, 1864.
The Battle of Nashville thrust 21,000 of Hood’s ill-equipped infantry and 4,000 cavalry against General George H. Thomas’ well-equipped Union infantry, about 60,000 strong.
After the Battle of Nashville, Hood, a West Point graduate who believed in frontal attacks with flags flying, retreated to Mississippi.
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 MotD - Death to the Living, Long Life to the Killers.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Like many of the western battles the events are nigh forgotten and the land is gone.
Nashville is a genuine city now with accompanying interstates, housing developments, Wal-Marts and movie theatres.
Where the Battle of Nashville monument was first erected is an interstate access ramp.
www.messofthedamned.org /archives/000868.html   (307 words)

 Jack Kershaw: Battle sites such as Shy's Hill are jewels in our historic crown - Thursday, 03/10/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Battle of Nashville is decisive because it decided the outcome of the War Between the States (1861-1865).
Stanley Horn, Nashville historian, with the aid of British and European historians, extracted from the cauldron of history the crystal of vision we see today as the seminal of Battle of Nashville.
This should include full cooperation with the city of Franklin and Williamson County and Maury County because the escape of Schofield at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin are held by most authorities to be a determinative prelude to the Battle of Nashville.
www.tennessean.com /opinion/nashville-eye/archives/05/03/66700216.shtml?Element_ID=66700216   (710 words)

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Shellenberger, John K. The Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864: A Refutation of the Erroneous Statements Made by Captain Schofield in his Paper Entitled "The Retreat From Pulaski to Nashville".
Banks, R.W. The Battle of Nashville, November 30, 1864: The Bloodiest Engagement of the War Between the States.
"The Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 15 and 16, 1864." In Papers of the Mil Hist Soc of MA, Vol.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/bibliographies/ReferenceBibliographies/CivilWar/battles/1864/west/FranklinNashville.doc   (735 words)

 Battle of Nashville / Civil War Sites
There are, however, several historic sites relating directly or indirectly to the battle and the period of Union occupation of the city during the war.
The oldest surviving church in Nashville, St. Mary's was also used as a military hospital during the war.
Interpretive center and museum for the Battle of Franklin (11-30-64), two weeks prior to Battle of Nashville.
www.bonps.org /tour/tour.htm   (643 words)

 Battle of Nashville
As a commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville, the Tennessee Historical Society and the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society hosted a symposium to present new examinations, as well as assessments of past historiography, of the 1864 Atlanta-Nashville campaign and the late Civil War experience in Middle Tennessee and the western theater.
The symposium was held in Nashville, Tennessee on December 10-11, 2004 and was be organized around the themes of the context of the battle, the campaign and battle themselves, and their aftermath and legacy.
Co-sponsors included the Nashville Public Library, Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson County, and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.
www.tennesseehistory.org /battle_of_nashville.htm   (185 words)

 The 1864 Nashville Campaign: Battle of Franklin, Tennessee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With their colorful battle flags waving in the breeze, and their regimental bands playing "Dixie" and "The Bonnie Blue Flag," they presented an awesome spectacle that would long be remembered.
One Federal soldier remarked that the gray line shook the ground and moved "with the speed of an avalanche." So impressive was the sight that the surprised Union soldiers were transfixed by it, with the exception of Lane's and Conrad's men who pleaded to be allowed to retreat to the main lines.
But the din of battle was too loud, the Opdycke was soon caught up in the onrush of forward movement.
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 John Ritland - Battle of Nashville / Pursuit Hood's Forces / New Orleans
There were strong indications that we were on the eve of storming the Nashville Fort, a considerable stronghold, it being nine miles in length.
The Battle of Nashville proved to be one of the most complete and decisive victories of the Civil War.
The next day after the battle was spent chasing the fleeing rebels, and we crowded them so that they were unable to move their cannon fast enough, so they dumped many of them into the Wolfe River.
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 battle of Nashville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is a map of the Battle in Nashville
Hood reached the outside of Nashville on December 2, occupied positions on a line of hills parallel to those of the Union and began erecting fieldworks.
From the 1st through the 14th, Thomas made preparations for the Battle of Nashville in which he planed to destroy Hood's army.
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 Nashville Public Library - Nashville & Tennessee History Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tennessee became the sixteenth state in 1796 with Nashville becoming its permanent capital in 1843.
The battle of Nashville was the last aggressive action of the Confederate army in 1864.
After the war, Nashville grew as it became home to various publishing houses, institutes of higher education and the country music industry.
www.library.nashville.org /Links/Nashville/nhistory.html   (373 words)

 Nashville's Multi-cultral Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Just south of downtown is the historic site of the Battle of Nashville at Fort Negley, which was built with the help of two thousand free fls.
Nashville's first African-American Cemetery, Mount Ararat was founded in 1869 by Preston Taylor, a local African-American leader.
Erected as a part of a Union Army Hospital barracks during the Civil War, it was readapted for use as a campus theater in 1935.
www.musiccityusa.com /diversity/attractions.htm   (872 words)

 Colored Troops' contribution in Battle of Nashville remembered - Thursday, 01/20/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
NASHVILLE — U.S. Colored Troops from the Civil War will be remembered tonight at a free panel discussion at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum just north of Brentwood.
According to Currey, Peach Orchard Hill is considered ground zero of the second day of the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 16, 1864.
Overton helped found both Nashville and Memphis, and was a state Supreme Court justice and friend of President Andrew Jackson.
www.tennessean.com /williamsonam/news/archives/05/01/64385398.shtml?Element_ID=64385398   (480 words)

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