|A historical marker in Oak Hill, Tenn., a Nashville suburb, notes the significance of the stone wall. |
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|Union-facing side of the historic stone wall, deep in a residential neighborhood.|
|Confederate troops fought from behind this stone wall on Dec. 16, 1864.|
Soldiers under General William Loring, a division commander, fought desperately behind the wall -- the center of the Confederate line -- before a Union onslaught forced their retreat. "The division retreated south through the hills toward Brentwood," reads a historical marker, undoubtedly ignored by most drivers along busy Lealand Drive.
Pieces of the Civil War past remain in the ground here, an expert who lives in the neighborhood tells me.
No telling how many stories could be found here, too.