Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Nashville - Shy's Hill

Marker ID: NHC 5
Location: on Benton Smith Rd., Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 5.269    W 086° 48.481
  36.08781666    -86.80801666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM412J


Battle of Nashville
Shy's Hill

On this hill was fought the decisive encounter of the Battle of Nashville December 16, 1864. At 4:15 P.M. a Federal assault at the angle on top of the hill broke the Confederate line. Col. W. M. Shy 20th Tenn. Inf. was killed and Gen. T. B. Smith was captured. The Confederates retreated over the Overton Hills to the Franklin Pike

Erected 1967 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.


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