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Civil War Trust

“Nashville – Siren’s Song of the Confederacy”

Greg Biggs 

Description: In December, 1864, the Confederate Army of Tennessee laid siege to the massive Union fortifications and garrison of Nashville. In a two day fight, that army was all but destroyed. Their arrival at the city’s door was the culmination of Confederate strategy that began when the city was captured by Union forces in February, 1862. Nashville, thereafter, became the “Siren’s song” for Confederate strategy in the west luring Confederate offensives no less than five times. This program details the city’s importance and each of the five attempts to retake it from 1862 to 1864. The program is supported by a Power Point presentation.  

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