On this episode of RoadTripStory.com, Joseph and James visit the Battle of Nashville Monument, dedicated to the men of both sides who fought and died here on December 15-16 1864. The original monument was designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti, and dedicated on Armistice Day, 1927.
James Romeo… In a quiet neighborhood, in the southern part of Nashville, stands the Battle of Nashville Monument. Despite the graffiti and skateboard wax that deface it, it serves as a reminder of the terrible battle that was fought here in 1864. The sculpture of the youth and horses has a message of unity, to remember all of the men who came together in that battle, both Confederate and Union, and the healing that was necessary after the war to bring us back together again. I really like that.