Failure at the Top: Why the Confederates Quit at Nashville

On Sunday, October 13th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Jim Kay who will speak on “Failure at the Top: Why the Confederates Quit at Nashville.”

After a devastating loss of men and materials at the Battle of Franklin, General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee was virtually destroyed at the Battle of Nashville some two weeks later. Historian, preservationist and Nashville attorney Jim Kay will discuss how the placement of troops and lack of command execution led to Confederate defeat by Federal troops under General George Thomas in December of 1864.

Mr. Kay, past president of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, is well known for his work in helping to preserve the crown of Shy’s Hill and other important Battle of Nashville sites. He has also been instrumental in the placement of many new historical markers in the Tyne Boulevard and Granny White Pike battleground areas.

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