Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 16, 1864
DEFEATED REBEL GENERAL IN TEARS
Badly crushed by the Northern Army at Nashville, General Hood wept bitterly after his defeat. The Southern Army fought gallantly trying to recapture Nashville from General Thomas. Thomas had turned the city of Nashville into an Army Camp for the North. Soldiers guarded the outside sections of the city and cannons were in the streets. Every precaution had been taken to prevent a sneak attack from General Hood's Rebel Army. When the Southern Army did strike, Thomas was ready. The brave soldiers met head-on, in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. The Northern soldiers smashed the center of the Confederate Army and split it in two. When the rain poured down, the Army was so disorganized that Hood had to retreat.