Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Hood's Retreat Dec. 16, 1864



Marker ID: THC 3A 21
Location: on Franklin Pike (Tennessee Route 31), Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 2.563    W 086° 46.94
  36.04271666    -86.78233333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Hood's Retreat
Dec. 16, 1864


In this neighborhood, late in the evening of his decisive defeat at Nashville, Hood reorganized his army for withdrawal southward. Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, supported by Chalmers' Cavalry Division, covered the withdrawal, fighting continuously until the army bivouacked near Spring Hill, 21 mil. S., the night of Dec. 17th.

Erected by TN Historical Commission.


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More information:
Wikipedia: Battle of Nashville
CWSAC Battle Summery: Battle of Nashville
Civil War Home: Battle of Nashville Official Records