Civil War Confederate Soldier’s Home:
In January 1889 the Frank Cheatham Bivouac of the Association of Confederate Soldiers forwarded a bill to the Tennessee General Assembly to establish a home for indigent and disabled Confederate veterans on the grounds of the Hermitage…read more
The home stood about a mile north of the cemetery.
NOTE: Access to the site is restricted to The Hermitage Farm Tour.
4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076
President Andrew Jackson had two sons that were Confederate officers. One of them, Captain Samuel Jackson was killed in the Battle of Chickamuaga.
Battle of Nashville Defensive Positions in 3D
These are several defensive positions of the Confederate and Union Armies during the Battle of Nashville in 3D. Google Maps imagery was used to visualize the landscape in three dimensions. The terrain should be within 6 feet of the actual surface. Note: the Cumberland River was much lower in 1864 due to the absence of dam’s downstream.
The portions are accurate locations, but the earthworks are of an unknown type, so this is just an approximation.
Redoubts #1, 2 & 3
Redoubts #4 & 5
Kelley’s Point at Bell’s Mill
Union Fort Negley
© Bob Henderson from The Athens of the South
Portrait Exhibit of 17 Black Soldiers at Fort Negley.
A historical exhibit by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson containing 17 portraits of men who served in the 25th United States Colored Troops (Company G) has been on display at Fort Negley Visitor Center and Park in Nashville, Tennessee for the last six months. The exhibit has now been moved to another another venue. …more
25TH UNITED STATES
COLORED INFANTRY REGIMENT
The 25th United States Colored Infantry Regiment was organized from January 3 to March 1864. Beginning April 1, the regiment was transported to New Orleans for duty. The regiment was split in half for the trip with five companies aboard each of the two assigned transports (designated left and right wings). Off Cape Hatteras, the transport Suwanee, with the right wing onboard, sprung a serious leak and was forced into port at Morehead City, North Carolina. The transport was condemned, and the right wing of the 25th USCT was stranded at Morehead City for three weeks while new transportation was arranged. The right wing finally reunited with the left wing of the 25th USCT in New Orleans on May 5, 1864. Shortly thereafter, the regiment was ordered to Florida where it was stationed at Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens. The regiment served in Florida until mustered out of service December 6, 1865.
Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers
Bio’s: Left to Right
The demise of traditional fortifications
Website: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Location: US-80, Savannah, GA 31410
5,275 Rounds were fired in 30 Hours
On April 10, 1862 advancements in artillery made this 7.5 foot brick walled fort penetrable. The 30 pound Parrott Rifle was one of the guns that made this possible. After only 30 hours of engagement, Confederate are forced to surrender after their large powder magazine was exposed to direct fire.
Ironically, the young 2nd Lt. Robert E. Lee was one of it’s engineers when it was built in 1829. The fort is named for Count Casmir Pulaski, the Polish hero who lost his life in the Revolutionary War siege of Savannah, Georgia.