This is the only free standing monument of a USCT soldier in the United States. Butler used William Radcliffe of the 13 ____________________________________________________________________ Hosted by The Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, the annual Memorial Wreath began at p.m.with a recounting of the battle by Jim Kay, and the placing of the wreath by descendants of the Union and Confederate soldiers at the Shy’s Hill Flag Memorial.All of the programming was in honor and memory of December 15 and 16, 1864, when Nashvillians could stand on the hills outside of Nashville and actually watch two seasoned generals, John Bell Hood for the South and George Thomas for the North, engage each other in a desperate battle that was waged over ground where the descendants of those former spectators now live and shop.Thousands of men were killed or wounded in the battle that resulted in a rout of the Confederate Army, and the end of the war a few months later in 1865.“This December marks 150 years since war struck the heart of our city,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.“This anniversary provides us with an occasion to showcase Nashville’s important historic sites for our residents and visitors who may not be familiar with the rich Civil War history we have here.
The redoubts were overrun by the attacking Union troops on December 15, 1864.The Confederate defenders found themselves fighting a three front battle as Union cavalry got behind their positions and destroyed the left end of the Confederate line.Join Confederate and Union infantry soldiers as they tell the story of attacking and defending this crucial point of the Confederate line. 1: The second BONPS site, on Benham Avenue near the intersection of Woodmont Blvd.Below are photos of the Travellers Rest event, taken by Elaine Kay: _____________________________________________________________________ Shy’s Hill: This is one of two Battle of Nashville Preservation Society (BONPS) sites, located just off Harding Place on Benton Smith Road.
Here, Confederate entrenchments atop Shy’s Hill were assaulted by Union troops on December 16, 1864.
Below are some of the images from the day’s events. 1, located on Benham Avenue, was the last of the Confederate Army’s five earthen forts to fall.