Sunday, November 23

This week in the Civil War: Nov. 23, 1864

Skirmishing in Tennessee

Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood led forces from northern Alabama into Tennessee on a major incursion 150 years ago this week in the Civil War. Hood was intent on taking Nashville but Union forces swiftly swung into defensive positions near Columbia, Tennessee — south of Nashville. The Union fighters entrenched by erecting earthen works at Columbia. A series of skirmishes and military maneuvers followed between Nov. 24 and 29, 1864, as federal troops slowed Hood on his march toward Nashville, the Tennessee state capital. Eventually both armies would march on to clash in other locations in Tennessee.

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