Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Circle at Mount Olivet
After the War Between the States, the women of Nashville bought land at Mount Olivet, and formed Confederate Circle. The remains of about 1,500 Confederate soldiers were moved here from area battlefields. Seven Confederate generals were buried in or around the circle. They are William B. Bate, William N.R. Bealle, Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, William H. Jackson, George E. Maney, James E. Rains, and Thomas Benton Smith. Other prominent Nashville Confederates, Colonels Adolphus Heiman and Randall McGavock, lie nearby. A 45-foot granite monument marks the center of the circle.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 144.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 9.198′ N, 86° 44.008′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Lebanon Pike (U.S. 70) half a mile east of Fesslers Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville TN 37210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Earl Maney (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Nelson Rector Beall (about 600 feet away); Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rachel Carter Craighead (approx. ¼ mile away); William Brimage Bate (approx. ¼ mile away); Caroline Meriwether Goodlett (approx. ¼ mile away); John Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adolphus Heiman (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Regarding Confederate Circle at Mount Olivet. The Confederate Circle is located near the center of the cemetery by way of winding roadways although the monument is visible from the entrance road.
Also see . . .
1. Mt. Olivet Cemetery Confederate Circle. Shades of Gray and Blue (Submitted on August 23, 2014.)
2. Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville). Wikipedia (Submitted on August 23, 2014.)
3. Nashville Military Burials. Battle of Nashville Trust entry (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.