Guide to Civil War Nashville
Author: Mark Zimmerman
Publisher: Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, 2004
Cover: Softbound, color
Size: 8.5 x11
Binding: Perfect bound
Fort Negley page features modern and Civil War-era photography, maps, and diagrams.
|Guide to Civil War Nashville is a 76-page softbound book that takes you, armchair-bound or in your vehicle, on a 50-mile-long tour of 25 historic sites in Tennessees capital city associated with the 1862-65 Union occupation and the 1864 Battle of Nashville, regarded by some as the decisive battle of the Civil War.
The books 76 pages feature 63 modern-day photographs, 31 Civil War-era photographs, seven illustrations, 16 travel maps and seven battle maps.
All proceeds benefit the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, whose mission is the preservation of Civil War battlefield sites!
The sites on the tour include the State Capitol and Museum, four historic antebellum mansions, four antebellum churches, three cemeteries (each with touring map), and 12 battle sites.
A detailed map and driving directions with GPS coordinates guides you to all the sites, which are each pictured and described. Included are the locations and text of all Battle of Nashville historical markers.
The ten-page section on the Battle of Nashville (Dec. 2-16, 1864) features four full-page battle maps with unprecedented detail: Granbury's Lunette, the Fall of the Redoubts, Peach Orchard Hill, and Shy's Hill, designed by the author and BONPS Historian Ross Massey. There is also a six-page Orders of Battle for Thomas and Hoods armies. And a page devoted to the 19 receipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
A detailed map with accompanying descriptions shows you what downtown Nashville looked like in 1864.
Illustrated feature stories include the following:
- Fall of the River Forts
- The Surrender of Nashville
- Gunboats and Transports: The Role of the Cumberland River
- Beans and Bullets: U.S. Military Railroads (including regional map)
- Military rule, martial law, and the re-establishment of civilian government
- Nashvilles military hospitals
- Prostitution legalized by U.S. Army
- U.S. Army defense of Nashville, with maps and diagrams
- Rock City Guards and Nashville militia
- Aftermath of the war
Guide to Civil War Nashville also includes a Civil War timeline, military operations map of Middle Tennessee, features on U.S. forts in nearby Franklin and Murfreesboro, a guide to other Civil War tourism sites in Middle Tennessee, and a bibliography.