Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Nashville - Outer Federal Defenses - Dec. 2, 1864

Marker ID: THC N1 13
Location: at the intersection of 21st Avenue South and Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.578    W 086° 48.01
  36.14296666    -86.80016666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCYR0


Battle of Nashville
Federal Defenses
Dec. 2-15, 1864

Near here, the interior defensive lines ran southwest to cross Harding Pike; the total length of these works was about 7 miles. First garrisoned by Wood's IV Corps, it was occupied Dec. 15 by Donaldson's Division of Quarter-master employees. Part of the breastworks can be seen on Vanderbilt campus, 300 yards west.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission


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