Fredericksburg tolled 3 a.m. on December 11, 1862
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Union forces smashed into a sizable Confederate force in the Battle of Nashville on Dec. 15-16, 1864. The fighting 150 years ago during the Civil War came as a Confederate army led by Gen. John Bell Hood sought to make a last attempt to drive Union forces from the region. Fighting raged until nightfall on Dec. 15, 1864. The next day, fighting seethed along a hastily erected Confederate line before federal forces overran the Confederate positions. The Southern army, driven off, was forced into retreat toward Mississippi with Union forces in pursuit.

From the Associated Press and the Washington Post

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