Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Belle Meade Plantation
Change of Ownership
Jackson led cavalry divisions in Mississippi and Tennessee. He served under Gens. John Pemberton and Joseph E. Johnston during the Vicksburg Campaign in 1863, and then under Johnson in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. His significant battles in Tennessee were at Thompson Station in 1863 and during the Hood Campaign late in 1864. On November 30, 1864, at Franklin, Jackson told his men to “do your duty, behave like gentlemen, respect citizens and their property, and endure hardships without a murmur.”
By February 1865, Jackson commanded a Tennessee
In December 1868, Jackson married Selene Harding of Belle Meade Plantation. As the new master of Belle Meade, he transformed the farm into the nation’s leading thoroughbred breeding center.
Gen. William H. Jackson, 1863 Courtesy Belle Meade Plantation
Cavalry charge - Courtesy Library of Congress
William H. Jackson and Selene Harding Jackson, wedding portraits, 1868 - Courtesy Belle Meade Plantation
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 6.4′ N, 86° 51.863′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Harding Pike (U.S. 70S) 0.2 miles north of Leake Avenue when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of Belle Meade Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville TN 37205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Belle Meade Plantation War on the Home Front (here, next to this marker); Belle Meade Farm Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Natchez Trace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Harpeth Hall School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dutchman’s Curve Train Wreck (approx. 1.6 miles away); Percy Warner Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Luke Lea Heights (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
Also see . . . Belle Meade Plantation. (Submitted on October 3, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.