Monday, December 15, 2008

today in 1864 the battle of Nashville took place near my house

I saw one of the re-enactors at trader joes today , his historical clothing was good but off base in an interesting way it could also be quite fitting on a raconteurs album cover as it was really cool! kind of 1864 meets rock and roll ...east nashville bike rider.. you know what i mean.
anyways ..nice hat dude!

union troops camped out at belmont before the battle. trampled the gardens a bit too. oh well at least they didn't damage the house.

from the wikipedia.....
The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15 and December 16, 1864, and was one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army in the war. The Army of Tennessee, the second largest Confederate force, was essentially destroyed and would never fight again.