Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Nashville - (December 16, 1864) - Assault on the Barricade

Marker ID: NHC 126
Location: at the intersection of Granny White Pike and Richland Woods Lane/Club Drive, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 3.056    W 086° 48.984
  36.05093333    -86.8164
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMRNWW


Battle of Nashville
(December 16, 1864)
Dec. 15, 1864

During the retreat from Nashville, Colonel Edmund Rucker's brigade attempted to block the Union pursuit by erecting a barricade of fence rails and logs across Granny White Pike, 1/2 mile south of this spot. During the ensuing night attack by Union cavalry, fierce hand-to-hand fighting took place until the position finally was overrun around midnight, with Rucker wounded and then captured.

Erected 2005 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.