December 15, 2004

The Battle of Nashville

Seeing as how I live in Nashville and near the parts where the Battle of Nashville raged, I suppose I should have known when the battle was fought. It took Robert over at the Llama Butchers to point out that this is the 140th anniversary of the battle.

Maybe I'll drag the kids down the street to see the Battle of Nashville monument.


It's amazing to realize just how much of the area we run around in a normal day was once a battleground or the site of encampments.

What's amazing is that I grew up here and never really understood the significance of the battles of Franklin and Nashville until I reported on the Battle of Franklin anniversary a couple of weeks ago. This was the site of what really was the death of hope for the Confederacy.

As much as I love history, I always tended to let Civil War information go in one ear and out the other when I was in school. I don't know if it's because of the complicated and vivid emotional responses that conflict still evokes, or if it was just too close to home, or what.

Posted by: nina at December 15, 2004 01:51 PM