Hood had secured a position south of the city. It was his hope to draw the Union forces into an attack. Thomas held off attacking claiming it was freezing and
Calvary support was limited. When he did finally attack
on 15 December 1864, his men took to the west in close combat. Hood was forced
to retreat two miles south by the end of the day.
The battle continued the next day. Hood ordered a retreat further south and the
Union claimed victory. It was the last major battle in
the western theater.
For more information on this battle, visit the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society online.