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

Nashville Blacks in the Civil War

 
 
Nashville Blacks in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 22, 2010
1. Nashville Blacks in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. From October - December 1862, on this hill, black laborers helped the Union Army build Fort Negley. In November, blacks helped defend the unfinished fort against Confederate attack. During the Battle of Nashville (December 1864), nearly 13,000 black soldiers aided in the defeat of the Confederates. By 1865, blacks had assisted the Union Army in building 23 fortifications around Nashville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 132.)
 
Location. 36° 8.719′ N, 86° 46.587′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Fort Negley Boulevard 0.2 miles north of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Negley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Negley Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Sam G. Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard S. Ewell (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Driver (approx. 0.4 miles away); Felix K. Zollicoffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major Henry M. Rutledge (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Carroll (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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Nashville Blacks in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 22, 2010
2. Nashville Blacks in the Civil War Marker
Looking South along Fort Negley Blvd. The hill to the left is the location of Fort Negley as discussed on the marker.
 "New Statue Honors USCT...". (Submitted on April 3, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S.C.T.
 
Categories. African AmericansForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Black Civil War re-enactors from the District of Columbia muster in camp prior to re-staging image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1996
3. Black Civil War re-enactors from the District of Columbia muster in camp prior to re-staging
parts of the 1864 Battle of Nashville - in 1996.
Marching to the re-enactment - in the countryside, outside of Nashville image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1996
4. Marching to the re-enactment - in the countryside, outside of Nashville
Sgt. William Radcliffe (Nashville firefighter, organizer of the commemorative 13th USCI, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1996
5. Sgt. William Radcliffe (Nashville firefighter, organizer of the commemorative 13th USCI,
and model for the USCT monument at the Nashville National Cemetery (dedicated in 2006) - here shaking hands with veteran Union Army re-enactor, Capt. Jack Thompson before going into battle.
USCTs preparing to attack image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1996
6. USCTs preparing to attack
Union Army trench line, constructed for the 1996 battle re-enactment outside Nashville image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1996
7. Union Army trench line, constructed for the 1996 battle re-enactment outside Nashville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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