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Battle of Nashville

Shy's Hill

 
 
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
1. Battle of Nashville Marker
Inscription. 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. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 36° 5.269′ N, 86° 48.481′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Benton Smith Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. mile away); Dry-Stack Stone Walls (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Trotwood Moore (approx. 0.6 miles away); Granny White Grave
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
2. Battle of Nashville Marker
(approx. one mile away); Confederate Defenses (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the base of a short trail that takes you up to the top of Shy's Hill.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
3. Battle of Nashville Marker
View from near the top of Shy's Hill looking down toward the marker
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
4. Battle of Nashville Marker
Top of Shy's Hill
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
5. Battle of Nashville Marker
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
6. Battle of Nashville Marker
View from the top of Shy's Hill
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By Kevin Hoch, March 10, 2012
7. Battle of Nashville Marker
 
 
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