Remembering the 150 anniversary of the Battle of Nashville

10744664_4652258079886_1162061355_nBy Amanda Stravinsky

The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville will take place at 10 a.m. December 13 at various Nashville historic sites. Nashville churches and schools around the city will toll bells to commemorate the actual anniversary date of the battle 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

The Battle of Nashville was one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War, fought December 15-16, 1864, in Nashville.

Ten Civil War historic sites will host living history demonstrations with Confederate and Union re-enactors and cannon firings. Among the sites are the Belle Meade Mansion, Belmont Mansion, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Fort Negley, The Land Trust of Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm, Redoubt No. 1 and Travellers Rest.

Special exhibitions will include the Tennessee State Library and Archives’ temporary exhibit on 1864 which highlights the destruction of the Confederate army at Nashville and how to trace Civil War ancestry and the Tennessee State Museum’s temporary exhibit which will give visitors an inside look at civilians’ lives during military occupation, women on the home front, African Americans and their battle for freedom and the soldiers who fought the battle. A cyclorama study of the Battle of Nashville will also be on display. In the museum’s permanent exhibits, the Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation.

There is no admission fee for the exhibits and events for Fort Negley, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Tennessee State Library & Archives, and the Tennessee State Museum.

A $30 ticket will be available for admission taking place at the Belmont Mansion, The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm, and Travellers Rest.

For tickets and more information, visit www.bonps.org.

 

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