Friday, January 28, 2011

Belmont - The General's Headquarters

From the book "Under Both Flags: A Panorama....", by George Morley Vickers:

The enemy gave us no trouble after the first day or two though they were only a few rods away General David Sloan Stanley's headquarters were in the Acklin house* a fine large mansion near the Granny White pike. On a low hill not far away was posted the first brigade third division fourth army corps. It was a position from which could be had a fine view of the field in front

*the Acklin house is known as Belmont

  General Stanley, whose headquarters were located at Belmont during the Battle of Nashville, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Nashville.

From the Belmont website:
The Battle of Nashville, which occurred on December 15 and 16, 1864,  effectively ended the Civil War in the Western theater.  Belmont Mansion  was the scene for many preparations for this battle.  

Photo of Belmont taken in April 2009

Many of the historical markers for the Battle of Nashville are located near Granny White Pike.

Acklin place was also mentioned in the History of the Army of the Cumberland...:

Another Acklin-related blog here

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