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(8-02) Enlarge Battle of Nashville Monument

Brian Risher photo

 

(8-02) Enlarge Monument

Brian Risher photo

      

(10-05) Marker for Peach Orchard Hill, scene of desperate fighting on Dec. 16, 1864. The Confederates held the Hill. USCT troops were decimated in the assault. The Confederate commander cited their bravery in his after action report

Andy Creighton photo

 

(10-05) Enlarge Marker for Shy's Hill, scene of the decisive action on Dec. 16, 1864. The capture of the hill led to the collapse of the Confederate line and Hood's retreat. The name was originally Compton's Hill but renamed in honor of the Confederate commander who died defending it
 
Andy Creighton photo

 

(5-2014) Enlarge Shy's Hill
 
John Cardozo photo

 

(5-2014) Enlarge Shy's Hill
 
John Cardozo photo

     

(June 2013) Enlarge Small park and replica cannon guard the crest of Shy's Hill; in addition to the U.S. and Tennessee flags, that of Minnesota also flies here, in tribute to the losses suffered by the soldiers from that state storming the position
 
James Neel photo

 

(June 2013) Enlarge Hood's line on the morning of Dec. 16, 1864, was now only about half as long as on the previous day, and ran on an east-west axis with Overton's Hill anchoring the right flank and what became known as Shy's Hill anchoring the left. Connecting the twin knobs in part is current Stonewall Lane, which runs through a residential neighborhood parallel with an actual stone wall reputed to be the same one used by the Confederate defenders. Unfortunately for them, their shortened line was all that much easier to flank in a late-afternoon duplicate of the previous day's action. Scofield's men completely surrounded the hill, overrunning it and causing the entire Confederate army to collapse and retreat, the only such instance in the war of such a Confederate rout.
 
James Neel photo

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