Hospital N0. 8

Posted: January 13, 2017 in The Battle of Nashville

BNA Bucket list

Nashville Civil War Hospital

The Downtown Presbyterian Church

Revised: 13 JAN 2016

154 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Downtown Presbyterian Church Circa American Civil War

This Church was one of many buildings used in Nashville as a hospital, during the Union occupation of the city in the American Civil War. It was designated Hospital No. 8 and housed 206 beds. The basement was used to board horses for the U.S. Army.  As Old First Presbyterian Church it is designated a National Historic Landmark. The current building was built in 1848, but the instittution dates back to 1816 with two prior structures that burned.

A very unique Egyptian Revival Architecture style Church. – wikipedia

“Presbyterians have worshiped in Nashville since 1814. In that year, the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville built their first structure. After the Battle of New Orleans, the State of Tennessee presented General Andrew Jackson with a ceremonial sword on the front steps…

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