Fort Negley, Nashville, TN
A Visit Into History
Saturday, October 21, 2017
presented by Leadership Nashville Alumni Association
FORT NEGLEY is the largest inland fort built during the Civil War and is located about 2 miles from downtown Nashville. It’s very much in the news today with proposals for development. This is your opportunity to bring your family to visit the site.
Tour: 8:30 am (guided tour)
Breakfast: 9:30 am (light breakfast)
Program: 10:00 am
WHO: Leadership Nashville Alumni Association and immediate family
No Press … No Debate … Just Family!
Cost: $12/person … children under 12 free
(There is no charge to tour Fort Negley)
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
More from Fort Negley Park: A study for the Metropolitan Historical Commission, 1980
“… The impetus for this effort is a growing awareness of the uniqueness of Fort Negley in the region, coupled with a desire to promote further use by the public….Nonethless, there is no attraction available now for interpretation of the role of the city during the Civil War. Historic sites are of great interest to the visitor, … The fact that Fort Negley was conceived as the central fortification to the occupation of Tennessee’s capital and that the defenses achieved their intended purposes is just one of the reasons Fort Negley is worthy of visitation and interpretation. The importance of the black community in the construction of the fortress, and as members of the Federal army (fully 13,000 of the 43,000 troops under General Thomas were blacks) provides an important tie to the community today. Though far less known, interpretation of the reconstruction of Fort Negley in the 1930’s by the WPA, with its attendant expenditure of funds and employment of out-of-work Nashvillians, provides a link to a time far less remote to today’s Nashville.”
Study by: Miller Wihry and Lee INC