Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle of Nashville - Cavalry Action - Dec. 15, 1864



Marker ID: THC N1 1
Location: 54th Avenue, west of Richland Creek Bridg, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 09.062    W 086° 51.273
  36.15103333    -86.85455
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAT9
 



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Battle of Nashville
Cavalry Action
Dec. 15, 1864


Forming the outer arc of the Federal main attack, R.W. Johnson's 6th Cavalry Division, Wilson's Corps, here hit Rucker's Confederate Cavalry Brigade, west of Richland Creek. Withdrawing southward to Harding Road, Rucker held his ground there until bypassing Federal infantry forced further withdrawal to Hillsboro Pike late in the afternoon.

Erected by Tennessee 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