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Battle of Nashville, BONPS highlighted in spring issue of CWPT publication!

The Battle of Nashville and the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society are featured prominently in the Spring 2004 issue of Hallowed Ground, the magazine of the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT).

The cover features a full-page photo of Confederate Redoubt No. 1, with liner note stating, “The lot-sized site has been saved by the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society."

Inside, there is a full-page article, “Nashville Civil War Preservation,” by BONPS board member Mark Zimmerman, detailing local preservation efforts by BONPS and other organizations and featuring photos of the state capitol and Confederate Circle at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Another page, “Then and Now: Fort Negley, Nashville, Tennessee,” features a wartime photo of the fort along with a modern-day photo of the ruins. The article refers the reader to the BONPS website for more information.

The main story in the magazine is “The ‘Decisive’ Battle of Nashville,” a seven-page article by Dr. B. Franklin Cooling of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The article features a photo of the Battle of Nashville Peace Monument furnished by BONPS. In relating the military action at Nashville, the author ponders why the battlefield was not preserved.

Another article in the magazine, “Franklin: The Valley of Death” by Carter House Director Thomas Cartwright describes the carnage at that battle two weeks prior to Nashville.

There is also a story on historic Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.

The Civil War Preservation Trust will hold its Annual Conference “Hood’s Last Hurrah: The Fight for Middle Tennessee,” in Nashville on April 22-25, 2004 at the downtown Renaissance Hotel.

Invited speakers include Ed Bearss, Thomas Cartwright, B.F. Cooling, Jim Jobe, Richard McMurry, James Ogden III, Richard Sommers, Wiley Sword, and Brian Steel Wills.

Guided tours will include Nashville, Franklin, Forts Henry and Donelson, Nathan Bedford Forest, Nashville Today, and Historic Homes and Gardens.

More information can be obtained online at or by phone at 888-606-1400 or 301-665-1400.

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