The Battle of Nashville was one of the most important of the American Civil War–it led to the complete destruction of an entire Confederate Army and ended the war in what was then the western United States. Unfortunately most of the battlefield has not been preserved, but a few key places can still be seen as historical sites owned by a nonprofit group. One of these is Kelley’s Point, the site of a naval battle. When a group of Union gunships tried to sail up the Cumberland River to Nashville, they were stopped by a battery of Confederate cannon at this point on the river. An artillery duel then followed which destroyed the cannons and allowed the Union fleet to continue.
Some photos of the battle site