Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Nashville Monument
Oh, valorous gray, in the grave of your fate,
Oh, glorious blue, in the long dead years,
You were sown in sorrow and harrowed in hate,
But your harvest is a Nation's tears,
For the message you left through the land has sped,
From the lips of God to the heart of man:
Let the past be past, let the dead be dead,-
Now and forever, American
The spirit of youth holds in check the contending forces that struggle here in the fierce Battle of Nashville, December 16th, 1864, sealing forever the bond of union by the blood of our heroic dead of the World War 1917-1918.
A monument like this, standing on such memories, having no reference to utilities, becomes a sentiment, a poet, a prophet, an orator to every passerby.
Erected 1926 by the Ladies Battlefield Memorial Association, aided by contributions from Patriotic Citizens, the State of Tennessee, and the County of Davidson.
Location. 36° 6.872′ N, 86° 47.553′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Battlefield Drive and Granny White Pike, on the right when traveling east on Battlefield Drive Click for map. Monument is located in the Battle of Nashville Monument Park. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack Clement Recording Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sunnyside (approx. 0.4 miles away); Homes of David Lipscomb (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Nashville Confederate Line (approx. ¾ mile away); Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood (approx. 0.8 miles away); Assault on Montgomery Hill (approx. one mile away); Confederate Defenses (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
More about this marker. The monument has an interesting history. It was originally located on the Franklin Pike in 1927 but the obelisk and angel were destroyed by a tornado in 1974. The original location was then overshadowed by the construction of I-440 in the 1980's. It was moved to it's current location in the late 1990's. The original monument pedestal is still located on Franklin Pike.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Nashville Monument. Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Inc. (Submitted on August 23, 2014.)
2. History of the Battle of Nashville Monument (Submitted on July 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
3. What used to be the Battle of Nashville Monument. (Submitted on July 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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