Okay, historians, let’s go back to the photo.
I learn by way of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society that that’s Fort Morton up there and Franklin Pike running diagonally. And I’m still trying to situate myself.
If you go to the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society’s map, you see that Fort Morton, Fort Negley, and Fort Casino make a little triangle of forts surrounding Franklin Pike. But now I’m feeling unsure about where in this photo Franklin Pike is.
Is it where I’ve drawn the black line or where I’ve drawn the light gray line? Because, if it’s where I’ve drawn the black line, then we have to be standing at about Division and 9th, looking south (Basically right where I-65 merges into I-40). Though then that would seem to argue that this isn’t actually the Union line, which would have been farther south on the other side of the hill. This is just some folks standing around back here. If it’s where I’ve drawn the gray line, then we’re standing at Fort Negley, looking over I-65, but, if that’s the case, we should see Fort Casino and the hill it’s on to the left, I’d think (though it’s possible that it’s just out of frame).
Here’s what I wonder. I wonder if the black line is Granny White Pike and we’re standing south of Fort Morton, right in the Union Line with the Belmont mansion kind of to our left and Fort Casino kind of to our right and up.
You know, if that is Fort Morton at all. Not that I doubt you Battle of Nashville Preservation Society! I’m just curious.