Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle of Nashville - Federal Defensive Line - Dec. 15, 1864



Marker ID: THC N1 18
Location: 8th Avenue South, on south slope of hill below City Reservoir, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 08.218    W 086° 46.737
  36.13696666    -86.77895
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM422Y
 



Text:

Battle of Nashville
Federal Defensive Line
Dec. 15, 1864


The Federal defensive line ran NE and SW through here. Ft. Casino was on the hill to the west, Fort Negley to the northeast. Garrisoned on Dec. 2 by Schofield's XXIII Corps, it was occupied by Croft's Provisional Division when the battle began. The XXIII Corps moved out in support of the main effort, 5 miles southwest.

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