Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Nashville - Peach Orchard Hill

Marker ID: NHC 37
Location: on Harding Place, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 5.159    W 086° 46.148
  36.08598333    -86.76913333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Battle of Nashville
Peach Orchard Hill

On Dec. 16, 1864, Gen. S.D. Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, held this right flank of Hood's defense line which ran south along the crest of this ridge. Violent artillery fire and infantry attacks by the corps of Wood and Steedman failed to dislodge the defenders who withdrew only after the collapse of the Confederate left and center in late afternoon.

Erected 1970 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