In conjunction with TCWPA’s Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10 am – 1pm, Nashville HIstorian Brian Allison along with Norm Hill will lead a Three-Star tour following actions of the US Colored Troops (USCT) at the 1864 Battle of Nashville. Allison and Hill will focus on this often untold story and with tour participants explore two major, but lesser known, Nashville sites. Participants will visit sites where USCT suffered more casualties than any Union troops engaged in the battle and where USCT demonstated that they were equal to veteran white trooops. General George H. Thomas, a former slave owner, commented privately that, “the question is settled – Negro soldiers will fight.” For Sgt. Major Daniel Atwood of the 100th USCT that question was never in doubt. “The blood of black and white men,” he proudly recalled, “flowed freely together for one common cause for…freedom and independence.”
Mr. Allison will provide a one-half hour orientation program at 10 AM at the Fort Negley visitor center. Featuring new research and an overview of the USCT at Nashville, the program is open to the public. There is no fee. Registration is not required.
The Three-Star tour of the sites will begin about 10:45 AM and end by 1 pm. This portion of the tour is limited to those who’ve pre-registered on a first come-first served basis. We’ll keep a waiting list as there are often cancellations. There is NO fee for the tour.
Carpooling is recommended. Walking surfaces will be open, however, may not be paved and only minor elevations encountered. Bottled water and snacks will be provided.
Questions? Please contact TCWPA at email@example.com.