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

The Civil War

 
 
The Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 31, 2021
1. The Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Between 1861 and 1865 the Civil War claimed the lives of over 625,000 Americans. Few communities, North or South, were left untouched by the conflict's hardship and loss, including Nashville. Tentatively pro-Union before the war, the city was the capital of the last Southern state to leave the Union in June of 1861. By war's end, 100,000 Tennesseans fought in the Confederate army. Another 50,000 men fought for the Union Army, 21,000 of them former slaves who served among the ranks of the United States Colored Troops.

"As established by our fathers, that Union no longer exists." — Isham Harris Tennessee Governor, 1861

Captions (left to right):
• Confederate artillery volunteers from Nashville. Tennessee Historical Society
• The dead at Cold Harbor, Virginia. National Archives
• Battery A, Second United States Colored Artillery, Nashville. Chicago Historical Society
 
Erected 2004 by Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Parks & Recreation
The Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 31, 2021
2. The Civil War Marker
Marker is second from right.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 8.603′ N, 86° 46.524′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Fort Negley Boulevard north of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on wall behind the entrance arch to Fort Negley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War in the West (here, next to this marker); The Road to War (here, next to this marker); Fort Negley (here, next to this marker); War in the West: Battles and Campaigns (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Negley Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Negley (within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville Surrendered (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peach Orchard Hill (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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