Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle of Nashville - Defense by Ector's Brigade - Dec. 15, 1864



Marker ID: THC N1 4
Location: on Harding Road, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 7.62    W 086° 50.67
  36.127    -86.8445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9CAX
 



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Battle of Nashville
Defense by Ector's Brigade
Dec. 15, 1864


In position from here northward along high ground, Ector's Brigade of French's Confederate Division, commanded by Col. Daniel Coleman, outposted the left of Hood's line. Attacked by the Federal XVI Corps, supported by artillery and part of the Cavalry Corps, it was overwhelmed. It withdrew southeast to Hillsboro Pike.

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