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

Federal Defenses

Dec. 2-15, 1864

 
 
Federal Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 1, 2012
1. Federal Defenses Marker
Looking south toward the intersection with Medical Center Drive
Inscription. Near here, the interior defensive lines ran southwest to cross Harding Pike; the total length of these works was about 7 miles. First garrisoned by Wood's IV Corps, it was occupied Dec. 15 by Donaldson's Division of Quarter-master employees. Part of the breastworks can be seen on Vanderbilt campus, 300 yards west.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number N1 13.)
 
Location. 36° 8.578′ N, 86° 48.01′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 21st Avenue South and Medical Center Drive, on the right when traveling south on 21st Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University School of Nashville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remnants of the University of Nashville (about 700 feet away); Roger Williams University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Disciples of Christ Historical Society (approx. mile away); Scarritt College for Christian Workers (approx. mile away); Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys
Federal Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 8, 2012
2. Federal Defenses Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Hillsboro Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vanderbilt University (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.   2. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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