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

Battle of Nashville

(December 16, 1864)

 

—Assault on the Barricade —

 
Battle of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 9, 2012
1. Battle of Nashville Marker
Inscription. During the retreat from Nashville, Colonel Edmund Rucker's brigade attempted to block the Union pursuit by erecting a barricade of fence rails and logs across Granny White Pike, 1/2 mile south of this spot. During the ensuing night attack by Union cavalry, fierce hand-to-hand fighting took place until the position finally was overrun around midnight, with Rucker wounded and then captured.
 
Erected 2005 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 126.)
 
Location. 36° 3.056′ N, 86° 48.984′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Granny White Pike and Richland Woods Lane/Club Drive, on the right when traveling south on Granny White Pike. Touch for map. Located just off of Granny White Pike at the road to the entrance to Richlands Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood TN 37027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granny White Grave (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hood's Retreat (approx. 2 miles away); Dry-Stack Stone Walls (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville
Battle of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 9, 2012
2. Battle of Nashville Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Minnesota (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. 2.9 miles 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 March 9, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 165 times this year. Last updated on October 11, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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