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Tower, Zealous B. Battles before Nashville 15 & 16 December 1864 between U. S. Army commanded by Major Gen'l G. H. Thomas and Rebel Forces under Gen'l Hood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00849.03 Author/Creator: Tower, Zealous B. Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: circa. 25 December 1864 Pagination: 1 map : col. : docket ; 41.3 x 43.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Autograph (lithograph) map entitled "Battles before Nashville 15 & 16 December 1864 between U. S. Army commanded by Major Gen'l G. H. Thomas and Rebel Forces under Gen'l Hood." Tower, chief engineer of Union defenses at Nashville, possibly transmitted this map with a letter (refer to GLC00849.01) to William P. Fessenden, Secretary of the Treasury. The date of the map in the records corresponds to the date of this letter. Depicts the position of troops, hand colored to signify different days of the battle and generals participating in the fight. Documents rebel forces and the location of batteries. A neatly drawn scale indicates that one inch equals one mile. Author of print unknown. Docketed in pencil.

Background Information: In the Battle of Nashville, the forces of Union General George H. Thomas soundly defeated those of Confederate General John Bell Hood.

People: Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879
Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870
Tower, Zealous Bates, 1819-1900

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of NashvilleCivil WarMilitary HistoryGeography and Natural HistoryConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesUnion GeneralBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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