The Confederate defenders found themselves fighting a three front battle as Union cavalry got behind their positions and destroyed the left end of the Confederate line.Join Confederate and Union infantry soldiers as they tell the story of attacking and defending this crucial point of the Confederate line. 1: The second BONPS site, on Benham Avenue near the intersection of Woodmont Blvd.For details, see the poster at left (click to enlarge).
Thousands of men were killed or wounded in the battle that resulted in a rout of the Confederate Army, and the end of the war a few months later in 1865.On this same day in 1864, the United States army decisively defeated the Confederate army in the last major battle of the Civil War in the west.This presentation is part of the 150 Sesquicentennial Civil War Ceremonies to commemorate and remember the Battle of Nashville. Bearss is the most noted speaker on the Civil War and is still giving tours at age 91.This is the only free standing monument of a USCT soldier in the United States. Butler used William Radcliffe of the 13 ____________________________________________________________________ Hosted by The Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, the annual Memorial Wreath began at p.m.with a recounting of the battle by Jim Kay, and the placing of the wreath by descendants of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Shy’s Hill Flag Memorial.On December 13, 2014, eleven Civil War historic sites in the Nashville area hosted living history demonstrations with Confederate and Union reenactors and cannon firings.Several locations organized special exhibitions and events to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of this important battle. when all locations with cannons fired several volleys to mark the occasion.A small group of Union soldiers will interpret their actions as they stand guard over Confederate prisoners captured during the first day of battle.Belle Meade Mansion: As the headquarters for Confederate General Chalmers, who commanded a portion of Forrest’s cavalry, Belle Meade Mansion played an important role in the Battle of Nashville.In the end, hundreds had come on the gray, cold Saturday of December 13, 2014, to remember the two-day bloody battle that marked the last major battle of the American Civil War.The day-long programs of December 13 were followed by events honoring the United States Colored Troops on Monday, December 15, and by the emotional placing of the Memorial Wreath on Shy’s Hill by descendants of the soldiers, and the city-wide tolling of church bells, on Tuesday, December 16.