Battle of Nashville

 

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Short Summary of the Battle of Nashville
Short Summary: The Battle of Nashville
was fought on December 15-16, 1864 by the Union Army by the Union  forces led by Major General George H. Thomas and the Confederate Army led by General John Bell Hood. This famous Civil War battle was fought between 55,000 Union soldiers and 30,000 Confederate troops. At the end of two days of fighting the Union losses were over 3,000 and the Confederate losses amounted to over 6,000,  it was a victory for the Union.

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Battle of Nashville
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. One of the major battlefields in the Civil War during his presidency was the horrific Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.

     

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The main battles of the Civil War were
divided into two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place. The Battle of Nashville was fought in Tennessee in the Western theater of the Civil War.

  • The Western Theater that comprised of the area west of the Appalachians and east of the Mississippi River

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The Battle of Nashville was fought by the Confederate Army of Tennessee against the Union forces that consisted of a detachment of the Army of the Tennessee, the Cavalry Corps, the IV and the XXIII Corps.

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General John Bell Hood Hood had been forced to abandon a most important city of the South during the Battle of Atlanta to the army of General William T. Sherman.
The decisive Battle of Nashville, towards the end of the Civil War, was a last desperate attempt by the Confederacy to force the Union army, under the command of General William T. Sherman, out of Georgia. However, General Sherman had split the Union forces in order to undertake his ruthless "March to the Sea". Meanwhile General Hood devised a highly  ambitious strategy to cut off Union supply lines coming south from Tennessee and starve the Union forces in Georgia into surrender. General John Bell Hood led the Army of Tennessee against the Union forces led by Major General George H. Thomas at Nashville on December 15-16. Hood had little chance of success as he tried to take the strongly fortified Nashville. His ambitious plan had failed miserably and the Confederates suffered a terrible defeat. General Hood with the remains of  army retreated to Mississippi. The once powerful Army of Tennessee was no longer a viable fighting force. In January 1865, General John Bell Hood resigned his command.  

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The following short fact sheet provides interesting facts and information about the Battle of Nashville, one of the major battles that was fought during the American Civil War
(April 12, 1861 and continued until May 10, 1865).

Battle of Nashville: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

Facts for KidsQuestions and Answers
Battle of Nashville Fact 1Q. Where was the Battle of Nashville fought?
A. It was fought in
Davidson County, Tennessee
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 2Q. When was the Battle of Nashville fought?
It was fought on
December 15-16, 1864
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 3Q. Who won the Battle of Nashville?
A. The
battle was won by the Union
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 4Q. Who were the generals and leaders?
A. The Confederate General was John Bell Hood. The Union Generals
was Major General George H. Thomas
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 5Q. How many men fought in the Battle of Nashville?
A. The strength of the Union force was 55,000. The number of Confederate soldiers totaled 30,000

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Battle of Nashville
The info about the Battle of Nashville provides interesting facts and important information about this important Civil War conflict that occured during the presidency of the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

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Battle of Nashville: FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions for kids)

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Battle of Nashville Fact 6Q. How many Union casualties were there?
A. The total number of Union losses at the Battle of Nashville were 3061: Number Killed 387, Number Wounded 2,558, Number Captured / Missing 112.
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 7Q. How many Confederate casualties were there?
A.
The total number of Confederate losses were 6000: Number Killed and Wounded 1,500, Number Captured / Missing 4,500.
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 8Q. Why was the Battle of Nashville important?
A. It was
strategically significant because it decimated the Army of Tennessee (the second largest Confederate Army) by the inept leadership of Lieutenant General John Bell Hood. The 2-day Battle of Nashville was the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the Civil War
 
Battle of Nashville Fact 9Following the disastrous Battle of Nashville General John Bell Hood retreated to Tupelo and resigned his command

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Battle of Nashville - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Battle of Nashville provides an overview of one of the major events of his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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