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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Nashville

Lumsden's Defense — Dec. 15, 1864

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
1. Battle of Nashville Marker
Inscription.  0.3 mi. west was Redoubt No. 4 in Hood's detached supporting works. Garrisoned by Lumsden's Battery of smoothbore Napoleons, supported by 100 men of the 29th Alabama Infantry under Capt. Foster, it was finally overrun by the assault of 12 infantry and 4 dismounted cavalry regiments, supported by four Federal batteries.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number N1 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 6.048′ N, 86° 49.145′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillsboro Pike (U.S. 431) and Hobbs Road, on the right when traveling south on Hillsboro Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Redoubt No. 4, Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. half a mile away); Julia McClung Green
Battle of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 20, 2020
2. Battle of Nashville Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Woodmont Estates (approx. one mile away); Minnesota (approx. one mile away); Confederate Defenses (approx. one mile away); John Trotwood Moore (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Lumsden's Alabama Battery at Nashville. Eyewitness account by Sgt. James R. Maxwell, a member of the artillery unit, that was published by Confederate Veteran magazine. Reprint posted Dec. 16, 2016 in CivilWarTalk. (Submitted on June 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Capt. Charles L. Lumsden (CSA) image. Click for full size.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
3. Capt. Charles L. Lumsden (CSA)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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