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Shy's Hill

Shy's Hill

Today the hill sits in residential suburban Nashville, marked with a state historical marker. Steps lead up the steep incline to the crest of the heavily wooded hill. The Confederate defensive fortifications, still visible, were placed too far up the hill, allowing the Federals to climb the hill out of harm’s way. The hill, known as Compton Hill at the time of the battle, is named after Col. William Shy (CSA), who was killed there.

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