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larry_cockerham

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Shy's Hill is a small piece of land on top of the hill which was in the midst of the battle Dec 16-17 1864. There is no home, though it may be in the neighborhood. I need to research that one. Signage is easy enough to follow from the Harding Place exit to the west from I-65 south. Harding Place name changes briefly to Battery Lane as it approaches Shy's Hill. This is an upper-price single family family neighborhood near the Green Hill's shopping mall. Good expensive shops and good food. Lodging available a short distance in downtown Nashville or at the Harding Place interchange. Brentwood is five miles to the south.
 

larry_cockerham

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Here is a url for Tennessee events this summer:

http://www.tennessee-scv.org/ForrestHistSociety/calendar.html

The Forrest Boyhood Home is owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is indeed open to the public. The June 25 event is an all-day barbeque (fund raiser). The home is a restoration beautifully done of the actual 1830 era house where the Forrest family lived. This event usually draws some brilliantly costumed re-anactors including the general himself (in a sense). Sutlers are in attendance with some cavalry and a cannon or two just for music. Well worth the effort to find it. Off of Tennessee Highway 99 just a couple of miles west of Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Easiest to find from I-65 south near Columbia, Tennessee. No accommodations in Chapel Hill, but only about 15 miles back to the interstate. Small gas and convenience marts close by.
 

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Thank you Larry, I new you would habe the info on the forrest Home..

As for they the Shy House i not sure where it was orginally located but it wasnt on the hill itse;f nore was the compton house comton house was north of battery lain if I remember correctly. And The Shy house was located in another town I dont recall where thogh
 

larry_cockerham

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One long tunnel at Cowan, TN

I made a visit this past weekend to the little village of Cowan hoping to see the former Nashville-Chattanooga (now CSX) railroad tunnel under the Cumberland Mountain. No such luck as there are no obvious roads leading in from Cowan and the trees are in leaf. This tunnel was begun in 1851 and completed in 1855 actually before much of the railroad. This half-mile long tunnel was controlled by both Confederate and Union forces during the civil and was a critical supply line for a while linking Nashville to Chattanooga. There is a small museum (former depot) in downtown Cowan which was closed on the holiday. I'll go back. Still in use, this is claimed to be the oldest continuously used similar structure in the country. A steel insert allowing it to be widened, raised and increasing the height was completed about 25 years ago.
 

larry_cockerham

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Steven, nope this one is south of Cowan, south of Estil Springs, south of Tullahoma. There is another near Greenbrier going north from Nashville, though much shorter. The Cowan tunnel is about half a mile in length under Cumberland Mountain just east of Sewanee.
 

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Oops my apology is certainly called for here. I read your first line far too hastily and through tired eyeballs. I don't know about the Gallatin area tunnel. That would have been on a different line from the one I heard about supposedly near Greenbriar. Time for me to dig out the map! Very few of those older tunnels survived. That's what intrigued me so much about the one near Cowan. Please keep me on the path my friend. Thanks.
 

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I know that this is a late post, but the Gordon Lee Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to stay. It is just across the street from Crawfish Spings in Chickamaga, GA. Just up the road is Lee and Gordon Mills and very intresting. The dam and mill having been restored to it original condition.
 

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What's your phone number???
I certainly do need to get to Columbia and Spring Hill.
That Rattle and Snap Plantation sounds like a good site to see.
That was a reply that call me Scone a tag I get , but like first name's to … I Go by Steven Steve Stevie
Its been a long time since I posted this sure its still there seen it from the road only... But we can try to hook up I need a refreshing course my self … 14 years have passed I new it like the back of the hand and so much changes some for the bad some for the good I'm sure.
 
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Don`t forget the whole distance between Pocahontas and Memphis on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad (M & C R R) where much fighting and skirmishing was taking place at numerous points along that stretch of Railroad between Federal cavalry (Sherman) and Confederate cavalry (S. D. Lee / Forrest) in what became known as the Railroad War, basically from 1863 - 1864, which included stretches of Railroad located in northern Alabama, west and middle Tennessee.
 
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