Inscriptions on the base
of the Battle of Nashville Monument


East Face (Main Face)

BATTLE
OF
NASHVILLE
1864


West Face:

Erected A.D. 1926
By
The Ladies Battlefield Memorial Association
Aided By Contributions From Patriotic Citizens
The State Of Tennessee
And
The County Of Davidson


South Face:

The Spirit Of Youth Holds In Check Contending Forces That Struggled Here At The Fierce Battle Of Nashville, Dec. 16th, 1864, Sealing Forever The Bond Of Union By The Blood Of Our Heroic Dead Of The World War 1917 - 1918.
A Monument Like This, Standing On Such Memories, Having No Reference To Utilities, Becomes A Sentiment, A Poet, A Prophet, An Orator To Every Passerby.


North Face:

"Oh, Valorous Gray, In The Grave Of Your Fate,
Oh, Glorious Blue, In The Long Dead Years,
You Were Sown In Sorrow And Harrowed In Hate,
But Your Harvest Today Is A Nations Tears.
For The Message You Left Through The Land Has Sped
From The Lips Of God To The Heart Of Man:
Let The Past Be Past : Let The Dead Be Dead. --
Now And Forever American!"

 

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