In December 1864, during the Battle of Nashville, a small skirmish occurred on the front lawn of Belle Meade Mansion. Confederate soldiers, led by Lt. Bleeker, were on a supply run and were passing by the Belle Meade Farm. They spotted a group of Union Soldiers who had camped on the front lawn near the Natchez Trail. Lt. Bleeker decided to attack the Union forces and a skirmish erupted that left permanent bullet holes on the front columns of Belle Meade Mansion. It is also rumored Selene Harding Jackson was on the front porch waiving a handkerchief in an attempt to get the soldiers to stop firing during the battle. The Confederate soldiers retreated and were pursued by Union forces.
Pocahontas, Tennessee | After the Battle of Corinth on October 5, 1862, the retreating Confederate army under Gens. Sterling Price and Earl Van Dorn met General Ord and 8,000 Union troops at this historic site over the Hatchie River
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