Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle of Nashville - Smith's Assault - Dec. 16, 1864



Marker ID: THC N2 2
Location: on Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 5.289    W 086° 48.204
  36.08815    -86.8034
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM412H
 



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Battle of Nashville
Smith's Assault
Dec. 16, 1864


The Federal XVI Corps attacked southward along this road. After violent artillery bombardment, McArthur's Division took the hill to the west about 4:00 p.m., precipitating the route of Hood's Army. This hill is named for Col. W.M. Shy, 20th TN Inf., killed in the desperate defense which he commanded.

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