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Farming Illipleilienls of all kinds of the best make. 
Scales and Balances of every description. 

In short, every tiling- usually kept by Hardware Dealers, all 
of which we will sell lower than the lowest. 


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Machinery, Steam Engines, Boilers, Saw 
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Cooking and Heating Stoves 

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This elegant picture is a specialty of this establishment. Imitations have been 
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No, 30 Cedar Street, near Cherry, 


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Are sole Agents for the State of Tennessee for WhI. Claflin'S Cele- 
brated custom-made fine CALF and HEAVY BOOTS. 

Military men, as well as citizens, will find it to their advantage to exam- 
ine our stock before purchasing elsewhere, as we keep constantly on hand 
the largest assortment of Ladies', Gentlemen's, Misses', Boys', Youths' and 
Children's Fine Boots, Shoes, Balmorals and Gaiters of all descriptions. 

G. L. WERTH & CO., 

No. 30 Cedar Street. 


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Sutlers' Supplies, 







Furnishing Goods, 


We offer inducements to Sutlers and Dealers, as we have a buyer con- 
stantly in the Eastern markets, buying at auction, and can, therefore, sell 
goods at low figures. We can not be undersold. All our goods warranted 
to give satisfaction. 


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^ TJ. S. Official Paper for Publication of Federal Laws. 
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"^ B. C. MERGER, - - - Editor. 

•i-T In April, 1862, S. C. Mercer, who bad been exiled from Southern Kentucky 
rt by the rebels, where he had published the last unconditional Union newspa- 
§ per which existed in that region, by invitation of leading Unionists, started 
*Q the first loyal newspaper in Nashville, since the outbreak of the rebellion, 
JA under the style of The Nashville Union, of which he continued sole Editor, 
^ with eminent success, till the winter of 1803-4, when, for the purpose of pro- 
moting the welfare of the National cause, he started The Nashville Times and 
True Union, which immediately obtained a wide circulation. Its position 
has been National and anti-slavery from the first, and the great truth of 
human equality its basis. It has lived to see the partial success of its prin- 
A ciples, and will see their triumph consummated, or will perish willingly with 
^ the ideas which gave it birth. 

O The Times having a very large circulation, is the best advertising channel 
'^ in Nashville. 

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Q superior to any other in the city. 

+a Plain and Fancy Job Printing executed at the lowest rates, viz.: 

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Ballads, and Maps, Inks, and all kinds of Ink- 
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tionery, War Maps of every description, 


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We present our patrons witli tlie first issue of the Nashville i^ 

Business Directory. The canvass for a work of this kind, under W 


and it requires an agent to have a good stock of patience, to say o 



To make our work more useful to the business community, we have, "" 



the most auspicious circumstances, is a vexatious and laborious task, 
and it requires an agent to have a good stock of patience, to say 
nothing of power of endurance, to gather his information correctly. 

as for as practicable, inserted the name and location of every house- 
holder in the city. Many refused their information ; some fearing 
that our canvassers were " assessing ofl&cers," striving to obtain their g 
names for the purpose of fixing an onerous tax upon their property ; co 
others believed they were enrolling preparatory to a "draft." Not- ^ 
withstanding these obstacles and difiiculties, we are enabled to issue a 
reliable Business Directory, which we believe to be as complete as o 

that of any city in the United States. 



It is our intention to issue the Nashville Directory annually, O 


either in a General or Business form, as the status of our population ^ 

may warrant. ^ 

The names of patrons are inserted in a distinct type, a style never 
before adopted in a Nashville Directory, we believe, but which is uni- 
versal in all established Directory publications. ^ 

Our thanks are due to Messrs. Williams & Co., of the Cincinnati e^ 
Directory, for favors bestowed ; to the press of our city for many flat- ^ 
tering notices given during the canvass; and to the business men and ^ 
citizens for their liberal patronage. 










Alphabetical Arrangement of Names ... . 

Alphabetical Arrangement of Names for Edgefiekl. 

American Bible Society 

Board of Aldermen 


City Council 

City Government 

City Guide 

City Officers 

County Officers ■ 

Edgefield Street Directory 

Eureka Club 

Fenian Brotherhood 

Fire Department 

Historical Sketch of the City of Nashville 

History of the Nashville Press 

I. 0. B. B 

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List of United States Hospitals 

Magistrates for Davidson County 


Masonic , 

Military Courts 

Military Directory 

Nashville during the War 


Post Office Department 


Quartermasters' Depaitment 


Railroad Companies 

Retail Trade of City 


Street Directory 

Table of Stamp Duties on Demand Notes, etc. 






















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Watches and Jewelry carefully repaired by experienced workmen. 


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Griffith, Parsons & Co • 174 O 

Masson James H 108 2 


Morgan W. H 104 ^ 

Ross J. C 158 c^ 


Demoville & Co 212 |^ 

Gray W. F. & Co 200 tjj 

Hasslock H. AV 224 " 

Lewis E. H 192 W 

Stephens, Janney & Co 198 q 

DEY GOODS, Etc. g 

Beringer A., Agt 178 fzl 

Cannon & Burgess 228 h$ 

Fishel & Bro 100 >? 

Friedman & Loveman 174 ^ 

Goldberg & Mayer 202 P 

Lask B 154 g* 

Levy Adolph 200 g 

Sickles & Co 180 ^ 



ClaspiUG. B. & Co 200 p, 


Karsch & Co 148 ^ 

Wygum & Seipel 214 °* 

Weakley & Warren 226 U 

Thompson R. H Front cover. 


Arthur C. H 220 

Banniza L 220 


Goldberg & Mayer 202 ^ 

Huntington H. A 180 " 

Hyman Samuel 222 (^ 

Kircher & Atiener 158 ^ 

Lande & Bro 174 o 

Landsberg A. & M Facing title, e^ 

Levy Adolph 200 ^ 

Mann Jacob 202 g 

Morganstern M 224 a 

Sobel J. M 214 ^ 
















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Cleveland, etc. 

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And all information at Cincinnati, please apply at the old office, south-east 
corner of Front and Broadway, diagonally opposite the Spencer House ; and 
Burnet House office, south-west corner of Vine and BMker streets, opposite the 
Custom-house ; and at the Little Miami Depot, East Front street. 


General Ticket Agent. 


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Buddeke J. H. & Co 208 § 

Cannon & Burgess 228 ^ 

Dougherty J 208 W 

Frith & Hagar I94 ^ 

Masson James H Kjg 

Reilly Thomas & Co 102 3 

Roberts Clay 206 ^ 

Treanor & Co 104 ^ 

GUJv^SMITIimG, Etc. .^ 

Higham & McKenzie 180 




Breast Arthur A 216 &• 



Loveman D. & Co 178 


City Hotel 200 

Commercial 182 


Rcguin Charles F 100 m 





.Etna, of Hartford 140 ^ 

Commercial, of Tennessee Facing front pcstei'. S^ 

Smith S. Elbridge 150 "^ 


Barry, Winham & Co Facing 248 



Cameron William & Co 18 P 


Fan J. T. S 150 C» 

Mercer S. C 10 


Cheatham William S. & Co 178 m 

Reilly Thomas & Co 102 O 

Roberts Clay 206 gi 

Treanor & Co , 104 


Karsch & Co 148 ^ 

McFarland W. R ' '" 188 ^ 

Pvust J. E 220 02 


Huellebrand H 218 ^ 


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Browne John 178 


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t^ Scott, Davison & Co 180 


Daily Dispatch 126 

« Daily Press Facing 248 

^ Daily Times 10 

_• Daily Union 18 


g Criers C. C 194 

fl Morse A. S 5 

*§ Schleir T. M 224 

tj^ Van Stavoren J. H 148 


« Lindsley J. B. & V. S 148 

^ McGill Dr 230 

Sheffield H 174 


jP Grewar & Albertson 182 

Henderson Bros 1G6 


^ Dury Geo 202 


5^ Coleman Dr 196 


^ McKinley D. D 218 


^ Little Miami, Columbus and Xenia 20 


P5 Craig W. W Back cover. 


Arrington & Farrar 204 

W Brown W. Matt& Co 214 

^ Nelson & Murfree 184 



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Donegana Front ijoster. 3 

St. Nicholas 132 

U. S. Club Rooms 226 ^ 

Webb John C 168 f-g 


Howerton C. L 206 ^ 

Howerton J T 194 m 


Hatcher Thos. V 208 §* 

Webb John C 168 © 


Fletcher Wm 204 J^ 


South-side Institute 204 Ui 



Higbam & Mackenzie 18G S 


JonesS. E 4 p 

STOVES, Etc. p- 

Jones S. E 4 5^ 

Strader J. D 188 g 

Wilson J. W. & Co 139 § 



Strader J. D 188 ^ 

Treppard & Co 16 ^ 

Wilson J. W. & Co 139 ^ 


star Union Line 210 ^ 


Cornelius W. R Front cover. 

Grooms R. H. & B.J 192 ^ 


Flowers J 154 '^ 

Gates & Pohlman 14 C« 

Stief B. H 226 Jg 

Stief O.E 164 ® 

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'^ Altmeyer C 250 


Spitler John K 250 



.r^ Coleman J. Q 


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§ Brunswick & Bro 6 


oj Snider Louis 1^1 


^ Avery S. B 146 


g Mt. Auburn Institute Facing history. 


P Burnet House 186 

^j Metropolitan 216 


jg Evens jr Piatt 222 


^ Goodale Sons 12 


> Franklin 1-52 

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^^. NASHVILLE, TENN. , ^„, . M^ 


Tennessee, a workwtich should be in the hands of every Tennesseean; O 

and to its interesting pages we are ahuost entirely indebted for the c^ 

facts here narrated. bd 

The meetings of the settlers were called "the meetings of the g» 

Notables," and the government of the "Judges, General Arbitriers or h^ 

Triers," was established, with power to punish crime, aid the needy, ^ 

assess fines, regulate military defenses, land entries, etc. There were ^ 

seven stations in the surrounding country, which were represented at td 

Nashborough, making eight in all. The nearest one of these stations ^ 
was located at the present horticultural garden, north of the city. 

Joseph Hay was the first white man killed by the Indians, and he © 

was buried in the open ground east of the Sulphur Spring. Soon ^ 

after. Dr. Larimer was killed near Freeland's Station fat the horti- © 

cultural garden); Solomon Phillips was shot near the present Hume ^ 

school building, and died at the fort a few days after. S. Murray and 03 

Robert Aspey were killed at the same spot where Phillips was oj 

wounded. Isaac Lefevre was shot and killed while fishing near where P 

the present work-house stands. These were the first scenes of blood- ©' 

shed at this place among the whites. ^ 

At the place now occupied as a hotel, at the corner of Cedar and 


Cherry streets, which was then a low wet spot, covered with a thick-set P 

undergrowth, Philip Catron was badly wounded in the chest, but p^ 

finally recovered. John Coff'ey and Daniel Williams were wounded ^ 

near the fort, but Captain Rains and two or three others were near, 5 

and rushed to the rescue. The Indians who committed these depre- co 

dations, were Creeks and Chcrokecs, with a few Delawares or Shaw- ^ 

nees. We make no mention of scenes of a similar character p 

ti'anspiring near the other stations, confining ourselves to a running ^ 

account of what occurred on the soil now occupied by the city of " 

Nashville. Colonel Putnam, in his History of MidJle Tennessee, gives ^ 

a true and fiiithful account of every thing of interest at all the stations, ^ 

together with many incidents in the lives of the early settlers. O 

In the summer of 1780, Robert Gilkie sickened and died, and was ^ 

the first man of the settlers that died a natural death. Philip Conrad _ 


was killed by a tree falling on him, near the present junction of Cherry ts" 

and Demonbreun streets. 2 

Captain Lciper was the first man married in the settlement, and his 

was the first wedding west of the Cumberland Mountains, and the 

ceremony was performed by Colonel Robertson, who was at the head « 

of the government of Notables, in the summer of 1780. There was a r*" 

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fecast and dancing at this wedding. Eoasting-ears were the great 
delicacy for the ladies on the interesting occasion, while the men 
had dried meat, buffalo tongue and venison. No liquor or sj^irits 
was used. 

John Rains is entitled to the credit of introducing neat cattle and 
horses upon the west side of Cumberland river, and into this section 
of the State, and his example has not been lost upon his posterity. 
Rains was a "mighty hunter," and in one winter killed thirty -two 
bears within seven miles of the fort, mostly in Harpeth Knobs, south 
of Nashville. 

On the 2d of April, 1781, occurred the "Battle of the Bluff," 
which took place in the canebrake, along the branch, just south of 
Broad street. It was a "hard fight," although the whites lost but 
few men. 

The first male child born in Nashville, was Dr. Felix Robertson, 
the sixth child of Colonel James Robertson, whose birth occurred on 
the 11th of January, 1781. Dr. Robertson is still with us, living on 
Cherry street, "ripe in years and full of honors," esteemed and 
beloved by more than thirty thousand of his immediate fellow-citizens. 

A treaty was held here in June, 1783, between Commissioners from 
Virginia — General Robertson and the settlers on one side, and the 
Indians on the other — which resulted in a better understanding 
between the whites and Indians, and after which, comparative peace 
was obtained for a short time. The American Revolution had closed, 
and general good feeling prevailed, as life and property seemed to be 
more secure. North Carolina sent out Commissioners to look into the 
preemption rights of the settlers, and also to lay off twenty-five 
thousand acres of land, which the General Assembly of that State 
proposed to give to General Greene, for his extraordinary services in 
the war of the Revolution. These Commissioners were accompanied 
by a guard of one hundred soldiers, and several families of emigrants, 
and valuable additions were made to the infant settlement. It is 
proper to remark, however, that at different times, from 1780 to 1790, 
a portion of those who came here, removed to Illinois, Kentucky, 
Indiana, and other points. So that the number of permanent settlers 
was not very large, at any time, and some of these were scattered over 
the surrounding country. 

John Montgomery was the first sheriff under the Notables, but 
being suspected of belonging to "Colbert's Gang," in piratical or fili- 
bustering operations, he left the settlement, and Thomas Fletcher was 


elected and sworn in by the Committee as slierilT. All the proceed- O 

ings were dated " North Carolina, Cumberland District." ►^ 

But the government of Notables passed away in 1783, and North K 

Carolina spread her motherly wings over the settlers, by issuing Com- gp 

missions to Isaac Bledsoe, Samuel Barton, Francis Prince and Isaac ^^ 

Linsay, to organize an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions ^ 

at Nashboro'. ''This Inferior Court," says Putnam, "was invested ^ 

with extraordinary powers — not unlike or much inferior to those fd 

which the Committee Government or Notables had exercised for E 
years previous. This newly created State Tribunal was, indeed, 

clothed with legislative, military and judicial powers, as may be seen q 

by an examination of the Acts of Assembly; and, to men so well ^ 

skilled and accustomed to the exercise of such high prerogatives, the o 

continuance of powers and functions under a new name caused no ^ 

inconvenience." on 

On the Gth of October, the members of the Court were qualified ; ©3 

and, of course, elected Andrew Ewin, clerk, and as he had to give a p 

bond in the sum of two thousand pounds for the faithful performance g° 

of his duties, he added a g to his name, and ever after spells his ^ 

name Ewing. 00 

A court-house and prison were ordered to be erected — the former to p 

be eighteen feet square ! with benches, bar and table for the use of p^ 

the Court — court-house and prison to be of hewed logs ! The con- j^ 

tract for these buildings was let at public vendue, October 14th, to ^ 

the lowest bidder. to 

The Court was again convened in January, 1784, and were assisted ^ 

by four Justices, appointed at the same time, but not previously pres- p 

ent, to-wit: James Robertson, Thomas Mulloy, Anthony Bledsoe and O 

David Smith. ^ 

By acts of the Assembly of North Carolina, in April and May, ^ 
1784, a town was established at the Bluff, called Nashville, etc., and 

from July ist, of that year, it is never known as Nashboro', but Nash- © 

ville. The Commissioners of the town were directed to lay off 200 ^ 
acres of land near to, but not to include, the French Lick, in lots of 

one acre each, with convenient streets, lanes and alleys — reserving four tr* 

acres for public buildings. Those who subscribed to lots should draw ^ 

for choice, and were to receive deeds, with the condition that within ^ 

three years thereafter they should build a "well-framed, log, brick or ^ 

stone house, 16 feet square at least, (!) and eight feet clear in the o* 

pitch!" S. Barton, Thos. Mulloy and James Shaw were the Directors c+- 

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appointed by North Carolina, and the deeds executed by them are 
among the first titles recorded in Davidson county. 

A ferry was established by order of the Court, across the Cumber- 
land, at a point above the Sulphur Lick Branch, and rates of ferriage 
fixed. Notwithstanding the appearance of these buds of civilization, 
the Indians soon after became troublesome, instigated by Spanish 

At the session of the Legislature, Colonel Robertson obtained the 
passage of "An act for the promotion of learning in the county of 
Davidson," and named nine Trustees. This was the 29th of Decem- 
ber, 1785, and the school was called "Davidson Academy," and sub- 
sequently "Davidson College," and now the "University of Nashville." 

Lardner Clark, "merchant and ordinary keeper," was the first man 
to open a dry-goods store in Nashville, which he did in 1786. His 
stock of goods was packed on ten horses, and came from Philadelphia, 
through the State of Virginia, East Tennessee, and part of Kentucky. 
Mr. Clark's goods consisted of cheap calicoes, unbleached linens and 
coarse woolens; and he combined liquor-selling and tavern-keeping 
with his dry-goods operations. Wearing apparel, until then, was 
composed almost entirely of dressed skins. Mr. Clark took peltries 
in exchange for his goods — in fact, there was very little money in cir- 
culation in those primitive times, and skins and furs answered very 
well as a circulating medium. 

We must not omit to mention that in 1785, the first physician made 
his appearance, in the person of John Sappington, who compounded 
pills, covering them with mystei-y and a coat of sugar, and were exten- 
sively known as " Saj)pington's Pills." 

Edward Douglas and Thomas Mulloy announced that they would 
practice law in all the courts in Davidson county. They were men of 
sound practical sense, and of good business talent, but had never 
studied law as a science. A few pamphlet laws of North Carolina 
were all the law books which were in the county for several years. 
These gentlemen were good talkers, and soon had clients. 

Another licensed tavern was soon opened, and in 1787 there were 
about half a dozen framed and log houses, and twenty or thirty cabins. 
Tavern rates were established by law, as follows: "One-half pint of 
whisky, such as will sink tallow, two shillings; bowl of toddy, made 
with loaf sugar and whisky, three shillings and sixpence; one quart 
bowl punch, with fruit, ten shillings; dinner and grog, four shillings 
and sixpence." Corn was ordered to be received for taxes at two 


shillings and eightpence per bushel ; good fat bear meat, if delivered f2 

where troops are stationed, fourpence per pound; fine buffalo beef, ^ 

threepence; good venison, if delivered as aforesaid, ninepence; dried bd 

beef, sixpence; salt, two shillings and fourpence per pound. g^ 

[n 1787 the twenty-six one-acre lots, which had been sold for four j^ 

pounds each. North Carolina currency, were taxed at one dollar — C^ 

total, twenty-six dollars. The first assessment of real estate was in g 

this year. td 

Among those who subscribed for town lots in Nashville, was one E 
James C. Montflorence, a French spy; but to cover his operations, he 

subscribed for town lots, bought and sold tracts of land, gave dinners o 

and wine parties generously, talked politics knowingly, gallanted p^ 

ladies handsomely, circulated extensively, and flourished grandly, o 

His residence in Europe, and the position he occupied near the (^ 

American Commissioners, his connection with Governor Davie, of a 

South Carolina, and his extensive general information and fine con- z/i 

versational powers, made him a welcome guest at the houses of Rob- P 

ertson, Smith, Bledsoe, Menees, Prince, Montgomery, and others. He o* 

was a decided character, and attracted a good deal of attention in this q 

"lodge in the wilderness." en 

In 1788 the Constitution of the United States, which had been po 


adopted by ten States, was voted upon by this settlement, and almost ^ 

unanimously rejected. ^ 

We have no space to record the organization of Sumner county, 5 

taken ofi" of Davidson, the establishment of Tennessee county, the ai 

District of Mero, the Ijidian depredations in the neighborhood, the y 

opening of roads, or the plots and counterplots of various kinds, as p 

to what was best for the settlers in a political point of view. <^ 

Black Bobb (a negro, of course,) opened a tavern, and for several ^ 

years kept the most aristocratic hotel in the place. Several others ^ 

opened ordinances, or houses of entertainment. ^. 

Andrew Jackson was admitted as an attorney at law January o 

12th, 1789. g; 

In 1789 North Carolina adopted the Constitution. The State of 

Franklin arose in East Tennessee, and then expired ; and all hands Kr" 

wheeled into line as members of the confederacy of States. But, in h 

1790, North Carolina ceded to the United States all their claims to ^ 
lands west of the line beginning on the extreme hight of Stone 

Mountain, where Virginia intersects it, etc.; and the country goes into o 
a territorial form of government, with the exp>ress provision, however, 


32 singleton's nashville 

that Congress should not intermeddle with the institution of slavery. 
President Washington appointed William Blount Governor of the 
Territory, and he took up his residence near Washington Court-house, 
hetween the Holston and French Broad Rivers, in East Tennessee. 
He entered on his duties with energy, and made excellent appoint- 
ments, and among them, John Donelson as Justice of the Peace for 
Davidson county. Mero District extended up and down the Cumber- 
land, from east to west, about 85 miles, and the extreme width, 
from north to south, did not exceed 25 miles; and the population 
of the entire district, at this period, was about 7,000, all told, 
men, women and children, white and black. The number of men 
able to bear arms, numbered only 1,000 or 1,200. 

In 1790 President Washington signed the commission appointing 
Donelson a Major-General of the United States for the District of 
Mero, in the territory south of the Ohio. The office of District At- 
torney was intrusted to Andrew Jackson, Esq. 

1791—92-93 were noted for Indian murders, horse-stealing, etc., and 
the retaliation on the part of the whites. A good crop of corn was 
raised in '92, especially by the McGavocks, at Freehand's Station; 
north of the city, and it sold for a handsome price. About 50 whites 
were killed in the settlement in '93, among whom were some of the 
best settlers. In 1794 the Territorial Legislature convened at Knox- 
ville, and the State of Tennessee went into operation two years after, 
having its headquarters at the same place, its admittance into the 
Union occurring in June, 1796. 

In 1796 the first church was erected in Nashville, on the Public 
Square, near the Court-house, jail and stocks. It was known as the 
Methodist Church, but was torn down or removed in 1807 or 1808. 
A few business houses, and one small one of brick, went up in 1796 ; 
and the first fire occurred in this year, and the flames destroyed 
Captain Williams' and Black's store, in which were many papers, 
public and private. 

In 1796, or '97, Thomas Bailey, an Englishman, reached Nashville 
from Natchez, passing through these Western wilds on a tour of 
observation, as we learn from the first volume of Parions Life of 
Jackson, just published. Mr. Bailey became an astronomer of note, 
and was the founder and first President of the Royal Astronomical 
Society, at London. 

In May, 1797, three young Frenchmen arrived in Nashville, who 
attracted a good deal of attention, and afi"orded the greatest joy to old 


Monsieur De MonBreun. They were brothers, and sons of the Duke O 
of Orleans, and the eldest was subsequently known as Louis Philijipe, ^ 
King of France. They left here in a canoe, proceeding down the bd 
Cumberland. ^ 

In 1801 the town was placed under the government of an Intendant ^ 
and six Commissioners, and a law was passed by the General Assembly ^ 
to authorize them to levy a tax to build a market-house. Water ^ 
street was laid o£F and opened in this year. In 1804 the population ^ 
was 400; and the Legislature authorized the authorities to sink a 
well on the Public Square, and also to draw a lottery for the extension 
of the north-eastern boundary of tlie lots on Water street to the Cum- 
berland river. The Legislature authorized the Commissioners to 
make certain deeds, etc., and specified land taxes were to be levied, 
collected, etc. ^ 

Aaron Burr arrived in Nashville on the 29th of May, 1805, and m 
was the guest of General Jackson. "A public dinner was given him, 
and he was caressed and toasted by every one. He came again on 
the IGth of August of the same year, and had great honor and atten- 






tion paid him, and was again the guest of General Jackson. But P 


when his schemes began to be developed, his name became odious, and 
he was burnt in effigy by the citizens, in the fall of 1806. p 

In 1806 the town was incorporated, with a Mayor and six Alder- 
men, and Joseph Coleman was elected the first Mayor. A newspaper 



was printed here, called the "Impartial Review and Cumberland Re- O 

pository," which, we believe, was the first paper printed at this place. ^ 

The Legislature passed an act of incorporation, specifying what the m 

town might do, and repealing all acts heretofore passed in relation to p 

Commissioners, etc. o 

A fierce war was going on this year between General Jackson and ^ 

his friends, and Charles Dickinson and others; which led to a duel >^ 
between these two gentlemen, who went across the Kentucky line, 

beyond Red river, to fight. Mr. Dickinson was killed, and General © 

Jackson wounded. Great excitement prevailed. r^ 

In 1810 the population was about 1,100. At the call of the War 

Department, thousands of people in this State volunteered for the war fs* 

against Great Britain in 1812. The second session of the Lefrislature ►^ 

assembled here. Its previous sessions had been at Knoxville, where *^ 

the Constitution was framed. CQ 

In 1813 the celebrated fight between Jackson and Hays and the J^ 

Bentons (Thomas and Jesse) took place, at the City Hotel, which was % 

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then on tlae same spot it now occupies. The Post-office was then a 
little south of the hotel, on the square, and the Nashville Inn occu- 
pied the site now used by Evans & Co., and others, as wholesale dry- 
goods houses. 

General James Robertson, the founder of Nashville, died on the 
1st of September, 1814, universally regretted. 

A campaign against the Creek Indians had been going on, and of 
course Tennessee volunteers were numerous, and in fact, when soldiers 
were wanted, the Secretary of War had only to say the word, and 
Tennesseeans flocked to their country's standard in large numbers. 
Frequently one-third of her whole military force was in the field. 
The volunteers returned from a campaign in May, 1814, and a dinner 
was given to them at the Bell Tavern, and Felix Grrundy delivered an 
address of welcome, which was responded to by General Jackson, on 
behalf of the volunteers. The subsequent march to New Orleans, 
and its 8th of January battle, are matters of history well known to 
every reader. 

The Nashville Female Academy was incorporated in 1816. 

Clark^s Miscellany^ in prose and verse, was the first book printed 
in Nashville. 

The General Assembly removed their sittings from Nashville to 
Knoxville in 1816, and subsequently to Murfreesboro' in 1819. 

In the spring of 1818, the people of Nashville hailed the arrival of 
the first steamboat at this port. She was 110 tuns burden, and was 
built at Pittsburg, for General William Carroll, and was named 
*' General Jackson." General Carroll sold his boat for $33,000, to 
Messrs. Fletcher, Young & Marr. Freight from here to New Orleans 
was then five cents. 

In the course of two or three years, the steamboat business increased 
considerably, wharves were built, commission and forwarding houses 
opened, and the place began to put on " city airs." The pioneer boat 
"General Jackson" was snagged and sunk in Harpeth Shoals, June 
20th, 1821. The steamers "General Robertson," "Riflemen," "James 
Ross," " Fayette," "Feliciana," and "Cumberland," were plying the 
river, but the latter boat exploded near Eddyville, May 3d, 1821, by 
which six or seven lives were lost. 

President Monroe arrived in Nashville on Sunday evening, the 6th 
of June, 1819, and was the guest of General Jackson, as was also 
Major-General E. P. Gaines at that time. The President came to 
town on Wednesday following, in company with Jackson and Gaines, 


and a large company of citizens and military met tliem on College O 

Hill (now part of South Nashville), where addresses of welcome were j^ 

delivered by Wilkins Tannehill, Esq., on the part of the Masonic M 

fraternity, and by Colonel Williamson, on behalf of the military. ^ 

He was escorted to the residence of Ephraim H. Foster, Esq. (then |^ 

Mayor of the city), where Hon. John H. Eaton welcomed the distin- ^ 

guished guest on behalf of the city of Nashville — to all of which Mr. ^ 

Monroe replied. A public dinner was giveji, and a ball at night, bd 

The President took his departure on the 11th, through Kentucky, ^ 
accompanied by General Jackson, as far as the residence of Colonel 
Richard M. Johnson, in that State. 

The store of Thomas Deaderick (for whom Deaderick street is 
named), was robbed of several thousand dollars worth of goods in 
May, 1820. 

The financial panic of 1819-20 caused the Farmer's and Mechanic's 

Bank to suspend specie payment on the 18th of June, 1819, which ^ 

example was followed by the Nashville Bank, on the 22d, and the p 





called session the Bank of the State of Tennessee was chartered, with P 

a capital of one million of dollars, with a branch at Knoxville. The Pj 

Bank went into operation on the 14th of October, 1820, but it met ^gj 

with considerable opposition, its opponents declaring that it was a 2 

swindling concern, and made matters worse. Instead of better. A co 

twenty dollar note of the new Bank wiis put up at auction in the t^ 

town of Carthage, to be sold for silver, and was knocked down at five P, 


Bank of the State of Tennessee on the 29th. The troubles continued, 
and to such an extent, that Governor McMinn convened the Legislature 
at Murfreesboro', then the seat of government, in 1820, at which 






per cent, premium — some ardent friend of the Bank probably being the 

The steamboat "Rifleman" arrived at this port on the 15th of May, 
from New Orleans, in the short space of thirty days ! 

The substantial and elegant Bridge across the river, from the south O 

end of the square to Gallatin turnpike, was built in 1822. at a cost ^ 

of 685,000. It was taken down a few years since, but is said to have ^ 

been the best bridge that ever spanned the Cumberland. ^ 

In 1823 the population of the place was 3,460, and in 1830 5,566, tt 

of which 1,108 were slaves, and 204 free negroes. ^ 

In 1825 there were from fifteen to twenty steamboats running ^ 

from Nashville to New Orleans, Louisville and Pittsburg. They were o 

small boats, ranging from thirty-five to two hundred tuns burden, and e+ 

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several keel-boats were coming here, of almost tlie same carrying 

General Lafayette, son and suite, arrived here on the 4th of May, 
1825, and were received with the greatest demonstrations of joy. An 
immense procession was formed, the streets were decorated with arches 
of evergreens, and patriotic mottoes were inscribed upon them. The 
General landed on the grounds of Major William B. Lewis, above 
the AYater-works, where General Jackson and a number of citizens 
received him, and Governor Carroll addressed him in behalf of the 
State, tendering him a welcome to Tennessee. The procession, with 
the military, escorted him into the city, where Robert B. Curry, Esq., 
the Mayor, addressed him in behalf of the city, and tendered him its 
freedom and hospitality. The joy of the people knew no bounds, and 
General Lafayette ever after spoke of his reception in Nashville as 
one of the most pleasant events in his life. He was taken to the 
residence of Dr. Boyd McNairy, who threw open his doors to the 
distinguished Frenchman and his suite. The next day, the General 
went to the Masonic Hall, where he received the ladies of Nashville 
in that polite and cordial manner for which he was remarkable. A 
public dinner was given him at the Nashville Inn, at which General 
Jackson acted as President, assisted by George W. Campbell, Henry 
M. Butledge, John Somerville, and Felix Grundy, as Vice Presidents. 
Our old friend Timothy De MonBreun was at this dinner, and was 
toasted by Colonel Aiulrew Hynes, as the patriarch of Tennessee, and 
the first white man that settled in the country. General Lafayette 
visited the Grand Lodge of Tennessee, the Royal Arch Chapter, and 
the Masonic fraternity generally, and welcomed by Wilkins Tannehill, 
Esq., as a friend and a brother. A collation was furnished on the 
occasion, and all hands had a "good time generally." Before his 
departure, the General called on Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Littletield (the 
daughter of his old companion and friend. General Greene, of Revo- 
lutionary memory), Governor Wm. Carroll, Rev. Dr. Philip Liudslcy, 
and others. 

Over one million of dollars worth of cotton were exported from this 
port in 1825. The Branch Bank of the United States was established 
in 1827. 

The city was divided off into six wards in 1826. 

The Episcopal (Christ) Church, located on the corner of Church 
and High streets, was built in 1831-2, at a cost of only $1G,000. 
The Methodist (McKendree) Church was dedicated to the worship of 


God, on tlie last Sunday in October, 1833, by tbe venerable Bisbop O 

McKendree, assisted by the Rev. Messrs. Douglass, McMalion and ^ 

Maddin. The Presbyterian Church had no regular pastor till 1821, ^ 

although Dr. Blackburn organized a church in 1813. Dr. Campbell g» 

was pastor from 1821 to 182G, when the Rev. Dr. 0. Jennings took ^ 
charge. lie died in 1831, and there was a vacancy until the 25th of ^ 

December, 1833, when the Rev. Dr. John T. Edgar was installed as 3 

pastor. A Baptist Association was formed here in 1820, but a divi- ^ 

sion took place in 1825, those holding to the regular Baptist faith E 
giving up their house and worshiping in the Masonic Hall, until the 

Rev. Dr. Howell came as pastor, by whose eiforts the present hand- q 

some edifice on Summer street was erected in 1837. The Cumberland ^ 

Presbyterian Church was dedicated in May, 1832, and was ready for % 

the reception of their Gleneral Assembly which convened in that year. ^ 

It is situated on Summer street. The old Catholic Church, formerly So 

on the north side of Capitol Square, was built about the year 1830, q^ 

if we mistake not. p 

The Union Bank of Tennessee was chartered in 1832, and went g* 

into operation in 1833. The Planters' Bank was chartered in 1833, g 

and organized in 1834, with E. B. Littlefield as President, and co 

Nicholas Hobson as Cashier. The Penitentiary was built in 1830- p 

31, by David Morrison, under the direction of the Clovernor and p. 

Commissioners. The Lunatic Asylum was built in 1833-34, on an ^ 

elevated spot, south of Vauxhall Garden — which, said Vauxhall Gar- ^ 

den, was, in that day, "the place" of public resort, and all the public xn 

dinners, political and social gatherings, etc., were at Vauxhall. It ^ 

was kept by John Decker, afterward of the firm of Decker & Dyer, p 

and was a place of fashionable resort. o 

In 1829-30 our physicians commenced using, for the first time, i** 

quinine in fevers, and our venerable friend. Dr. Felix Robertson, was J^ 
the first to so use it, we believe. 

The highest state of political excitement existed here in 1832, on © 

the subject of nullification. Mr. Calhoun's position, backed by the «;+; 
State of South Carolina, where secession was openly avowed, created 

an excitement in Tennessee, as well as throughout the Union, seldom Xs' 

equaled. A great Union meeting was held here on the 2nth of ^ 

December, 1832. Hon. Ephraim H. Foster called the meeting to '^^ 

order and nominated Governor William Carroll as Chairman, which ^ 

met the unanimous consent of the meeting. John P. Erwin and d 

Allen A. Hall were appointed Secretaries. Dr. Samuel Hogg off"ered 5+ 

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tlie preamble and resolutions (strong and to the point), and tliey were 
enthusiastically adopted, after speeches from William G. Hunt, 0. B. 
Hayes, and others. 

The steamboat " Lady Jackson," of 200 tuns burden, was bviilt at 
our lower wharf, and launched on the 4th of August, 1832. The 
Water-works were established in 1832, an account of which we will 
embrace in another article. 

The city received a wonderful impetus, in the way of business and 
progress, in every department, in 1832-33. Substantial steps "for- 
ward " were made in trade and commerce, in literature and the fine arts. 

In the early settlement of this place, the dead were buried on the 
open grounds near the Sulphur Spring, and at two or three country 
burial-places in the neighborhood. In 1822 the present City Ceme- 
tery was commenced being used as a place for interments. 

Duncan Ilobertson, who came to Nashville in 1806, died May 1st, 
1833, aged G3 years. He was, perhaps, the most generous, philan- 
thropic and benevolent man that ever lived here. We know this is 
an assertion which will be deemed incredible by those who did not 
live here in his day, but we believe it to be true. The citizens erected 
a monument over his grave, from which we copy this sentence from a 
lengthy inscription: "In the dungeon of the forsaken prisoner, at 
the bedside of the wretched and friendless, and in the abode of pov- 
erty and distress, was he almost constantly found. In imitation of 
his Divine Master, he literally went about doing good." 

The people of Tennessee having, by vote, decided to call a Conven- 
tion to revise the Constitution of the State, the Convention convened 
in this city on the 19th of May, 1834 — Francis B. Fogg and Robert 
Weakley being the members for this county. While the Convention 
was in session, General Jackson visited the city, and accepted a public 
dinner which was tendered him. A good deal of partisan feeling was 
exhibited at this meeting — the exciting question being "Bank or no 

The steamer "John Randolph" was burnt, at our wharf, on the 
ICtli of March, 1836, by which three lives were lost, all slaves, one 
of whom was a pilot, and he remained at his post till the rope burnt 
and the boat became unmanageable. The " Randolph " took fire 
before landing, the flames spread rapidly, but the boat touched the 
wharf, and afterward swung out into the stream, and burnt to the 
water's edge, in sight of nearly the entire population of the place. 
The amount of freight lost was valued at over two hundred thousand 


dollars. The boat was owned by J. & R. Yeatman & Co., and was C2 

the largest boat on our waters, and the pride of our port. ^ 

The House of Industry for Females, was established in 1837, Mrs. t^ 

M. R. Fogg, Mrs. R. H. McEwen, Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. gs 

Grundy, and other ladies being on the board of managers. yq 

The Sisters of Charity established a hospital about this time, ^ 

attached to the Catholic Church, which has been successfully car- ^^ 

ried on. H 

The great financial revulsion of 1837, caused a suspension of specie ^ 
payments by our Banks, and a considerable depreciation in the price 
of real estate. A number of citizens left the city and State, a few for 

the North-western States, but the larger number for Texas, which ^ 

was then the " grand attraction " for every body in the country, who ^ 

was dissatisfied with his home. Nashville suffered considerably this ^ 

year, in wealth and population. A majority of those who removed cq 

were in debt, some of them hopelessly insolvent, while a few simply „ 

desired to better their condition. p" 

The Hon. John Catron received his appointment as one of the 



Supreme Judges of the United States, in 1837. S 


The I. 0. 0. F. made their first public parade in Nashville, on the 

1st of June, 18-10. p 

The Whig; Convention here on the 17th of August, 1840, was §_ 

very largely attended. The political campaign of that year is known ^ 

as the "log cabin and hard cider campaign," and excitement ran high. O 


Henry Clay and John J. Crittenden were here, and Mr. Clay partool 

of the hospitalities of Dr. Boyd McNairy, while here. During the ^ 

summer and autumn, the "Harrison Guards," the "Nashville Blues," S 

and the " Straightouts," were constantly on the streets. o 

The Hon. Felix Grundy died at his residence in this city on the ^ 

19th of December, 1840. He had occupied various positions of i^ 
honor, and was once United States Senator from this State, and 

Attorney General of the United States, in Mr. Van Burcn's Cabinet, q* 

He was buried with Masonic honors, and an immense concourse of <rK 
citizens followed his remains to the tomb. He was noted as the best 

criminal lawyer in the South. Out of one hundred and sixty-five ^ 

individuals whom he defended on charge of capital offenses, only one ^ 

was finally condemned and executed. His practice extended over **4 

several States. CQ 

In 1840 the Mayor's Court, which had been established in 183G, g 

was abolished by act of the Assembly. r*- 

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The depredations on the Union Bank, by Thomas L. Budd, one of 
its clerks, were developed in March, 1841. 

A public meeting was held in April, 1841, in relation to the death 
of President Harrison. C. C. Trabue was chairman, and Andrew 
Ewing, Esq., Secretary. Thomas Washington, Esq., reported the 
resolutions. Funeral honors were performed by the " Harrison 
Guards," Captain R. C. McNairy, and the citizens generally. 

Es-Governor Newton Cannon died in 1841, and his death was 
announced in appropriate terms in the United States Court, by R. J. 
Meigs, Esq., and in the Circuit Court of the State, by Thomas Wash- 
ington, Esq., and a meeting of citizens was held, and appropriate 
resolutions passed. The Legislature adjourned to attend the fviueral, 
and Masonic services were performed at the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. The remains were conveyed to Williamson county. 

The Mechanics' Library Association was organized in 1841. A 
dinner was given to Governor Polk, this year, at the Nashville Inn, 
at which a number of speeches were made. 

The first Daguerreotype likenesses taken in the city were by an artist 
named Moore, who stopped at Union Hall, in 1841, and had quite a 
run of custom for a short time. 

Mr. Clayton, the celebrated aeronaut, made a successful balloon 
ascension on the loth of November, 1841. 

The Bankrupt Law went into operation in the spring of 1842, Judge 
Morgan W. Brown, presiding, and Jacob McGavock being clerk of 
the District Court of the United States for Middle Tennessee. Hardin 
P. Bostick was appointed General Assignee. The first day of the 
Court, thirty cases were disposed of, as many persons being declared 

The Criminal Court of Davidson county went into operation in 1842, 
Wni. K. Turner, Esq., having been elected Judge thereof in February. 

For several years the St. Andrew's Society and Hibernian Benevo- 
lent Society, kept up an organization and had an annual festival^ 
usually attended by the Governor and other dignitaries, as invited 
guests. The Calliopean and other societies flourished also. 

Ex-President Van Buren arrived here on Monday night, April 25th, 
1842, on the steamer " Nashville," Captain Miller, and went out to the 
Hermitage the nest day. On Thursday, in company with James K. 
Paulding (his traveling companion), and General Jackson, Mr. Van 
Buren came into the city, escorted by the "Nashville Blues" and a 
procession of citizens. A public dinner was tendered, and declined. 


The Ex-President remained at the Ilermitaire a few days, and went O 

out to Columbia, to visit Ex-Governor Polk — came back, and took ^ 

his departure for Lexington, to pay a visit to Henry Clay. bd 

The Banks, which had been in a state of suspension since 18o7, ^ 

resumed specie payments in August, 1842. ^ 

A shock of an earthquake was felt on AVednesday night, January Q 

-tth, 1843. Another shock was experienced on the night of the 16th. ng 

Payne, Carroll and Kirby, for the crime of murder, were hung on bd 

the commons, south of the city (now about the center of the Eighth ^ 

Ward), February 10th, 1843. Payne was convicted in Franklin " 

county, Carroll in White, and Kirby in Sumner county. O 

The steamer "Nashville " made the trip up from New Orleans in May, ^ 

1843, in six days and thirteen hours. The " Talleyrand " made the trip, ct> 

a week or two after, in five days and twenty-three hours, and the o' 

" Nashville," putting forth all her energies, made the upward trip in co 

five days and nineteen hours. This was in June. q5 

Several gentlemen of distinction were here in the spring of 1843 ; p 

among them Major General Edmund P. Gaines, who stopped at the q' 

City Hotel ; General Robert Patterson, of Philadelphia, who accepted ^ 

the hospitalities of his old friend. Colonel H. H. McEwen ; Hon. on 

Alex. Porter, United States Senator from Louisiana, who stopped P 

with his friend, Major Alex. Allison. F. P. Blair was at the Her- ^ 

mitage, on a visit. Generals Gaines and Patterson I'eviewed the mil- 5^ 

itary (the " Guards " and " Blues "), and then went out to General 5 

Harding's, six miles from the city, where they were hospitably m 

entertained. ^ 

The Fourth of July was celebrated this year with unusual anima- P 

tion ; and among other modes, the military had an encampment from ^ 

the first to the fifth, and invited the military from neighboring towns. ° 
The Clarksville and Franklin companies accepted the invitation, and 
the encampment (which was at Walnut Grove) was named Camp 



Gaines, and the following ofiicers were appointed : General Harding, o 
Commander-in-chief; Major McNairy, Aid-de-camp ; Captain Haynes, 
Adjutant General; Major Barnes, Adjutant Major; and Dr. W. J). 


Dorris, Surgeon. t^ 


In the autuilin of 1843, Marshal Bertrand, of France, accompanied 
by his son, Napoleon Bertrand, and his Aid, M. Mansoe, arrived, and 
partook of the hospitalities of Chief Justice Catron, after visiting 
the Herm.itage. Marshal B. returned the visits of Governor Jones, d 
General Carroll and General Armstrong. e-»- 


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The new Constitution, adopted in 1834, provided that the seat of 
government should he permanently fixed during the first week of the 
session of the General Assembly in 1843, and a good deal of interest 
was felt on the subject. The Legislature convened on Monday, Octo- 
ber 1st, and on Thursday the Senate voted to locate the seat of gov- 
ernment at Kingston, and the House voted to fix it at Murfreesboro'. 
But finally, on Saturday, October 7th, the city of Nashville was 
agreed upon by both Houses, and became the seat of government. 
The corporation bought Campbell's Hill, for the State-house, at a cost 
of $30,000, which they gave to the State. 

Major Henry M. Rutledge, only son of Hon. Edward Rutledge, 
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, died at the 
residence of his son-in-law, Francis B. Fogg, Esq., January 20th, 
1844. The Legislature, and all the courts of law in session, adjourned 
to attend his funeral. Thomas Crutcher, who had been a citizen here 
for half a century, died on the 8th of March, 1844, and had the 
largest funeral procession that had ever been seen in Nashville. He 
was a good and benevolent man, the best friend the Nashville Female 
Academy ever had, and in life had occupied positions of trust and 
honor. Wm. McNeil, also a resident here for more than half a cen- 
tury, died on the 21st of the same month. And the next day Gen- 
eral Wm. Carroll expired. He had lived here thirty-four years, 
twelve of which he was Governor of the State. His military ser- 
vices are well known to the country. A public meeting was held, and 
resolutions adopted expressive of the feelings of his fellow-citizens. 
Testimonies of respect were adopted by the Circuit Court, then in 
session, by the trustees of the University, the directors and officers of 
the Insurance Companies, etc. The demise of these old and esteemed 
citizens, following so closely one upon another, caused a profound and 
melancholy sensation among our people, and the writer well remem- 
bers that the morning after the death of Governor Carroll, he went to 
Capitol Hill at daylight, for purposes of meditation, where he was 
soon joined by the venerable Robert Farquharson (himself an old 
resident), who spoke afl'eetingly of the rapidity of death's doings, 
and lamented the departure of friends who had been so long familiar 
to himself and to the people of the city. He mentioned many, many 
changes on these streets since he first came here, and said that ''you 
young men will see greater changes than these in half the time, but 
whether for the better or not, may be doubtful." The conversation, 
though brief, was one which made a strong impression. On the Gth 


of April, the mortal remains of Senator Porter, of Louisiana, arrived O 
here on the steamer " Westwood," for interment in our Cemetery. ^ 

The Institution for the instruction of the Blind went into opera- feS 
tion early in 1844:, the Kev. Dr. Edgar, the Rev. John T. Wheat and g» 
the llev. Dr. Howell acting as trustees, under an appointment from ^^ 
the Governor. Q 

The corner- stone of the Second Presbyterian Church was laid April ^ 
25th. 1844. M 

The Presidential campaign of 1844 was characterized by an excite- ^ 
meiit little inferior to the campaign of 1840. Each party had amass " 
convention here that year. Hon. Cave Johnson was the President of o 
the Democratic convention, and General Lewis Cass, of Michigan, Mr. p^ 
Mellville, of New York, Messrs. Wise and John A. MeCalla, of Ken- o 
tucky, were the principal speakers. This convention was held in Jp" 
August, and the Whig convention was held the week following, of co 
which Hon. John Bell was President, and S. S. Prentiss, of jMissis- oj 
sippi, Clingman and Rayner, of North Carolina, Marshall and LTnder- P 
wood, of Kentucky, Albert Pike, of Arkansas, Randal Hunt, of New o' 
Orleans, and Judge Hopkins, of Alabama, the principal speakers. § 
Each party erected liberty poles, and their military companies were ca 
parading the streets almost daily. The contest was between Mr. Clay P 
and Mr. Polk. Notwithstanding the great excitement, the election p^ 
passed off in quietness and with good order, in November. ^ 

On the 21st of January, 1845, a fire occurred on the corner of 2 
Broad and Market streets, destroying a block of stores belonging to on 
General Zollicoffer. tS 

Thomas H. Fletcher, who had lived here from 1809, died of apo- p 
plexy, alone in his office, on Sunday, January 12th, 1845, He had ^ 
been a successful lawyer, and only the day bei'ore his death had i° 
exerted himself to an unusual degree in a speech of two hours and a ^ 
half, in the case of the State rs. Merchant. All the courts passed ^ 
resolutions of condolence. Colonel Robert Weakley, who had occu- o 
pied many posts of favor in military and civil life, and who was one gi 
of the earliest settlers here (having arrived before a single house was 
built in Nashville), died at his residence in the country, 3d of Feb- ty' 
ruary, 1845. ^ 

Hon. James K. Polk, the President elect, on his way to Washing- ^ 
ton to be inaugurated, stopped a few days here, to interchange civili- ^ 
ties with many old friends. a 

44 singleton's nashville 

The great fire in Pittsburg occurred in April, 1845, and our citi- 
zens contributed the sum of ^1,162 85 to relieve the sufferers. 

The artist, Heally, sent here by the King of France (Louis Phil- 
ippe), to paint the portrait of General Jackson, completed his work 
at the Hermitage in May, 1845, and the picture was on exhibition for 
several days at the residence of one of our prominent citizens. 

General Andrew Jackson died on Sunday evening, the 8th of June, 
1845, and various meetings were held on the subject. General Sam 
Houston, of Texas, arrived here the same day, but reached the Her- 
mitage after the death of his distinguished friend. A large number 
of our citizens attended the burial at the Hermitage. 

The corner-stone of the Capitol was laid on the 4th of July, 1845, 
with imposing ceremonies. 

The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad was " on the stocks " this 
year, and engrossed considerable attention. The progress of the city 
in buildings and improvements was marked and general — about one 
hundred houses were erected, including two churches and one hotel. 

General Robert Armstrong, who had been postmaster here from 
1829 to 1845, gave up the office, having been appointed consul at Liv- 
erpool by President Polk. 

The war with Mexico commenced in 1846, and the Nashville Blues, 
the Harrison Guards and Texas Volunteers (military companies) 
promptly tendered their services to the Governor. The Guards had 
previously disbanded, but Captain R. C. Foster, 3d, reorganized his 
company in an hour, and immediately reported themselves to the 
Governor. Military companies all over the State did the same thing, 
and it soon became apparent that not half of those offering their ser- 
vices could be accepted, as the War Department at Washington only 
called for 50,000 men in the whole Union. In Nashville, the " Har- 
rison Guards " and the "Blues " considered themselves highly favored 
by being accepted. These companies embraced many of the noblest 
young men of the city. General B. F. Cheatham was captain of the 
Blues. They were mustered into service on the 28th of May, their 
services having been tendered ten days previously. Twelve companies 
assembled here, and at an election for regimental officers of this First 
Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, General Wm. B. Campbell, of Smith 
county, was elected Colonel Commandant, Captain Samuel R. Ander- 
son was elected Lieutenant Colonel, being then of Sumner county. 
R. B. Alexander, of Sumner, and Major Farquharson, of Lincoln, 
were elected first and second Majors. The senior class of the Nash- 


ville Female Academy presented a splendid flag to the regiment, in o 

the presence of the whole regiment and an immense concourse of citi- ^ 

zens, in front of the Academy. The President of the institution bd 

Rev. Dr. Elliott, made an address on behalf of the Senior class, after ^ 

which Miss Laura M. Taylor presented the flag, accompanied by an jj 

address, to which General Campbell responded, on behalf of the vol- ^ 

unteers. This flag went through the war, was the first American flag S 

hoisted as a signal of victory on the hights of Monterey, and came ^ 

back, after the war, " tattered and torn by bullets," and returned to F^ 

the Academy. Two years since, Eev. C. D. Elliott presented this flag "* 

to the Historical Society of Tennessee, in the presence of an immense © 

assemblage at Watkiu's Grove. It is now in possession of the Society ^ 

at the Capitol. The additional luster shed upon the military charac- o 

ter of Tennessee by their chivalrous conduct in the Mexican war, is ^ 

well known to every one. The first regiment sustained such losses in m 

battle, and fought so bravely, that it was ever after known as the 02 

" Bloody First." P 

Major Joseph Norvell, who established the "Nashville Whig" in g* 

1812, in connection with his brother, Moses Norvell, and who was for ^ 

several years City Treasurer, and P. G. M. of the Masonic Grand S 

Lodge, died the 7th of January, 1847. P 

A meeting for the relief of the starving population of Ireland, was p^ 

held in the spring of 1847, and upward of S3, GOO contributed. ^ 

A freshet occurred in March, 1847, and another in December of ^ 

the same year, which caused a good deal of suiieriug among the poor co 

who lived on inundated territory. The March rise was two feet ^ 

higher than the freshet of 1842, and almost as high as that of 182G. p 

The December freshet was twenty inches higher than in 1826. 2 

In May, 1847, about twenty tenements were destroyed by fire on ^ 

the corner of Spring and Market streets and vicinity. ^ 

The corner-stone of Odd Fellows' Hall was laid with imposing cer- ^^ 

emonies, on the 1st of June, 1847. o 


On the 12th of October, 1847, a powder magazine, situated west of 
Capitol Hill, was struck by lightning and exploded, by which four 

persons were killed and about twenty wounded. Fifty houses were tJ' 

demolished or rendered unfit for use, and the destruction of window ^ 


diaries in 1847, and the firemen were almost constantly on duty ra 

during the spring and autumn. f*- 

glass throughout the city and in the suburbs was immense. 

A large number of stables and out-houses were burnt by incen- 

46 singleton's nashville 

The first telegraphic dispatch received in Tennessee was in March, 
1848, on Henry O'Reilly's line from Louisville to Nashville, and Mr. 
O'R. sent his respects to the people of Tennessee, among the first 

On the 14th of September, 1848, the First Presbyterian Church 
was a second time destroyed by fire ; and, on this occasion, two dwell- 
ing-houses adjoining were burnt. 

Post-Office. — We do not know who was the first postmaster at 
this place ; but we do know that Robert B. Currey, Esq., was 
appointed by President Jefierson in 1801, and that he served through 
Mr. Jefferson's administration of eight years. He was retained by 
President Madison as postmaster here through his two terms of the 
Presidency, and also by President Monroe for eight years more ; making 
in all twenty-four consecutive years — a compliment rarely bestowed in 
an office of such labor and responsibility, and it is gratifying to know 
that it was worthily bestowed. In 1825, upon the incoming of J. Q. 
Adams as President, John P. Erwin, Esq., was appointed, who served 
during that administration, and soon after the inauguration of Gen- 
eral Jackson, as President in 1829, General Robert Armstrong was 
appointed, who retained the office for sixteen years. In 1845 Colonel 
L. P. Cheatham was appointed by President Polk; and in 1849 
President Taylor appointed Dr. John Shelby, and in 1852 President 
Pierce appointed General Samuel R. Anderson as postmaster, who 
was retained by President Buchanan. President Lincoln appointed 
W. D. McNish, who held the position until the evacuation of the 
city by the rebel army in February, 1862. Since the occupation of 
the city by the Fedei'al authorities — with the exception of a few 
months, by John Lellyett, Esq. — the office has been in charge of our 
present efficient postmaster, A. V. S. Lindsley. 

The Historical Society of Tennessee was established May 1st, 1849, 
and is now a regular depository of public documents, by an act of Con- 
gress. By the action of our General Assembly, the room in the Cap- 
itol at present occupied by the Supreme Court, is to be appropriated 
to the use of the Society, after being vacated by the Court, which will 
be done when the Custom-house is erected. The effects of the Soci- 
ety, in case of its dissolution, go to the State of Tennessee. 

The corner-stone of the present First Presbyterian Church was laid 
April 28th, 1849. 

Hon. James K. Polk, the tenth President of the LTnited States, died 
at his residence, in this city, on the 15th of June, 1849, and was 


placed in the vault at tlic cemetery, with Masonic ceremonies. The Ci 

cholera prevailed here at that time; hut, nevertheless, a very large ^ 

assemhlage attended to pay a tribute of respect to their deceased fcl- H 

low-citizen. Subsequently, in November (we believe), his remains ^ 

were interred on his own grounds, at Polk Place, in front of his ^ 

mansion. Vine street, with solemn and impressive ceremonies. Vari- ^ 

ous meetings and testimonies of respect were held and adopted. S 

Nashville, at present, covers an area of about sis square miles, 

And now, having reached the notch of " threescore and ten," in ^ 
our brief and imperfect notes, we call a halt for the present, with the 
remark, that our sole object has been to gather up a few of the "odds 
and ends" of local history, in the briefest possible manner, for the 
purpose of saving them from forgetfulness; and it is hoped that 2^ 
abler and more competent hands will "write up " the history of our ^ 
beautiful City op Rocks. Jr" 


and is about three miles long by two wide. The city and suburbs p 


(including Edgefield) contained, before the war, about 37,000 

inhabitants. It now contains, including Grovernment employes (not g 

soldiers), toward 75,000 inhabitants. Before the war there was, ^ 

perhaps, no city in the Union, of the size and importance of Nash- p 

villa, about which so little was known abroad. The fact of its exist- p^ 

ence, and that it was the capital of Tennessee, was about all the ^ 

information that a stranger, outside of the State, or beyond contiguous ^ 

portions of border States, possessed in relation to it. Millions of oj 

dollars would be invested in lots and other property here if the city (^ 

was better known. If it would prosper to the extent that it should, p 

its eligible location, its facilities, as a great point for trade, for manu- O 

factures, for education, for health, etc., must become familiar to people S^ 

at a distance. Situated in the interior valley of the continent, the ^ 

geographical and climatical position of Nashville furnish ample y. 

security against various forms of disease, which are common both to © 

more northern and southern latitudes; while the distance at which it g; 

stands from the sea-coast, renders it comparatively safe from the rav- 

ages of those fearful epidemics which are frequently the scourge of ^ 

sea-board towns and lower countries. The bills of mortality, as shown |;^ 

by the report of the City Sexton, prove that, in a sanitary point of *^ 

view, Nashville is, indeed, highly favored. Compared with the vital ^ 

statistics of other cities, those of Nashville show that none of whom o 

. ... o 

we have any record, will compare with it in health. ft- 

48 singleton's nashville 

The fact was first discovered by Forster, the Naturalist, that the 
interior valley of this continent was very singularly free from the 
extremes of temperature that prevail along the coast of the Atlantic 
Ocean. It is this, doubtless, that exempts us from the yellow fever, 
which has repeatedly prevailed in New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, 
etc. We are also far below the line which marks the limit of the 
typhus fever zone. Cases of consumption, or any form of tubercular 
disease, are very rare here, while the diseases of children are as 
unfrequent and not more fatal, in proportion, than those of adults. 
In view of the general health of the city the conclusion is irresistible, 
that the climatical conditions that produce disastrous sickness in vari- 
ous forms elsewhere are not present in this latitude. 

Previous to the breaking out of the war, Nashville enjoyed an 
unexampled prosperity, and the merchants and business men of the 
city were building up an immense trade, and Nashville had already 
become one of the first, if not the first market in the interior of the 
South. The importance of the trade enjoyed by Nashville merchants, 
may be learned from the following facts, stated in the City Directory of 


The wholesale dry goods trade of Nashville is one of its most 
important interests, and is in the hands of men who, in point of busi- 
ness capacity, are not surpassed by any to be found elsewhere. 

The manner in which Nashville stood the financial shock of 1857, 
is sufficient to show what sort of material our commercial men are 
made of. There was not a single failure or suspension, and it was 
stated at the time that no business men of any place stood higher at 
the East than the wholesale merchants of Nashville. As a class, they 
are men of clear heads, good judgment, comprehensive ideas, shrewd- 
ness and fine talents, fully conversant with their business. Adopt- 
ing the language of one of our daily papers: "In commending them 
to those who may come among us for the purposes of trade, we can 
proudly point to their proverbial fairness and integrity in all their 
dealings, and to their high credit. An elevated aim prevails among 
them, as a class, dishonesty finds no favor, and the tricks of trade are 
scouted from their midst. Their customers know what they are buy- 
ing, and that the representations of the seller can be relied upon. 
Long experience in the business, and an intimate knowledge of the 
wants of the trade, enable them to buy and sell to the best advantage 
to their customers." The skill and judgment of Nashville buyers are 


evident, when it is recollected that, with the carriage added, they sell O 

goods as cheap as they can he hought in the New York market. Any ^ 

country merchant may get his orders for a stock of goods filled here td 

at the figures he would have to pay at the East, with the cost of ^ 

transportation added. Some of our houses, in fact, import goods from ^ 

the same places that Eastern importers purchase from, and as the ^ 

duties and custom-house charges here are no more than in New York, m 

it follows that goods may be purchased as cheap here as there, thus ^ 

making a ditFerence in favor of this point, of the amount it costs for ^ 
transportation from that city to this. 

Another item of some importance is the insurance which is saved, as 

well as the expense and loss of time which attends a trip to the North. ^ 

Neither is there the vexatious delays which goods are often subjected ^ 

to in the transit from Eastern cities to the towns of Tennessee, South- ^ 

ern Kentucky, North Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, etc. a 

and printing establishments, carriage builders, marble and lumber 
yards, saddlers, tailors, etc., are all well prepared to fill orders to any 


And, then, again, "as the trade increases, and our city expands, new qj 

facilities are being constantly oifered, and the inducements become p 

stronger and stronger, from year to year. It may be said, without g* 

exaggeration, that every article may be found here to suit the diversi- g 

fied tastes and necessities of all the various sections which are geo- S 

graphically dependent upon us, and that here dealers will be found in p 

all departments prepared to sell upon as reasonable terms, and at as p^ 

low prices, as those of the Eastern cities. In every department of g 

trade and mechanics, dealers and manufacturers may be found in this 2 

city, including dry goods of all descriptions, clothing, boots, shoes, w 

hats and trunks, china, glass, queens and Britannia wares, drugs and y 

medicines, hardware and cutlery, books and stationery, groceries, p 

liquors, manufactured tobacco and cigars, jewelry, etc. ; while our ^ 

agricultural implement manufactories, our founderies, bookbinderies -? 


extent upon as acceptable terms as those of any city." O 

When the carriage fiicilities furnished by the railroads radiating 
from this point in every direction — the pvirchase of goods by our 
merchants from the manufacturers— the low rents here compared with 
New York (by which profits are regulated), the terms of sale offered, 
the saving of time and money involved in a northern trip, are taken 
into the account — the case is a plain one that it is far preferable for 


the country merchant of this and adjoining States, to buy his stock o 

of goods in this market rather than to go further east. A retail mer- 


50 singleton's NASHVILLE 

chant in any of the localities above-named, can do better in this city, 
all things considered, than at any other point. If any doubt it, let 
them come and make the trial, and we vouch for it that their doubts 
will be speedily removed. 

The dry goods jobbing trade has grown rapidly in this city in the 
last few years. A glance through any one of the leading establish- 
ments will disclose the fact that the proprietors are prepared to offer 
the strongest inducements to buyers. The stocks, selected by as 
expert and experienced buyers as any in the Union, under the spur of 
an active competition, will be found superior in point of taste, com- 
prehensiveness, and general acceptability and adaptability to the wants 
of the country, to the stocks of any jobbing houses in the Eastern 
cities. A retail stock may be selected here with a fraction of the 
labor and expense which attend its selection in New York, Philadel- 
phia and Boston, and be found, when selected, better adapted to the 
wants of the buyers. The goods, indeed, are selected for the mer- 
chant, in a great measure, and he is thus enabled to act more deliber- 
ately, more self-possessed, and under circumstances more agreeable in 
every respect, than when thrown in the midst of the din and confu- 
sion of New York, obliged to pick up u little here and there, and 
often buying in opposition to his cooler judgment. 

That this matter is becoming plain and well understood by country 
merchants, is proved by the quantity of goods sold here now as com- 
pared with past years. In the year 1850, there were but three whole- 
sale dry goods houses in the city, doing a business of about 8125,000 
each, in a year. Now there are twelve establishments of that descrip- 
tion, which are exclusively wholesale, some of whom do a business of 
half a million of dollars a year. The total amount of dry goods sold 
at wholesale, annually, in this market, is not short of two and a quar- 
ter millions of dollars. There are also three establishments which 
are exclusively devoted to wholesale variety goods; four exclusive 
wholesale boot and shoe houses, and nine others, in the same line, 
that do business both at wholesale and retail; and three dry goods 
houses that also keep boots and shoes, and hats and caps, and one 
exclusive hat, cap and bonnet house. 

Several wholesale houses also keep ready-made clothing. There is 
one exclusive wholesale clothing house, and some fifteen that both 
wholesale and retail. There are two wholesale queensware houses, 
and a number of others that sell both at wholesale and retail; one 
exclusive wholesale hardware house, and seven others that both 


wholesale and retail ; two exclusive wholesale drug houses, and some C5 

ten or twelve others that wholesale as well as retail. m 


The hardware trade of Nashville is established upon a basis of ^ 

the right kind, and there is, perhaps, as much permanent capital ^ 

employed as in any interest in our city, in proportion to the necessities ^ 

and demands of the trade. We have one house which is exclusively |^ 

a wholesale establishment, and there are seven others which are G 

devoted both to wholesaling and retailing. Of these houses (all of " 

which are managed by experienced business men), the greater part, © 

and perhaps all, are direct importers of all the foreign-made hard- pf 

ware they offer for sale; and here lies the greatest advantage which o 


this department of trade in Nashville claims over that of many other 

places ; and it is for this reason, particularly^ the hardware and cutlery w 

dealers of our city are able to compete successfully with the same qj 

class of trade in any other city in the Union. p 

It must be remembered that Nashville is a port of entry, and there g* 

is a regular Collector of the Port stationed here, whose duty it is to ^ 

collect the duties on all foreign goods imported to this point — hence ^ 

the hardware merchant, or any other, desiring to import foreign goods p 

direct, has but to order them to this port from Europe or elsewhere, pi, 

and without further trouble on his part, they are delivered to him g 

under the supervision of the Collector here, upon his paying the ^ 

custom duties, in the same manner as they are paid in the seaports. m 

Hence, as many of the most important articles in this line of trade y 

are of foreign manufacture, such as table and pocket cutlery, guns, p 

chains, and a thousand other articles, it will be seen how important it O 

is to our hardware merchants at Nashville to be able to import their >? 
goods direct from the foreign manufacturers; thus saving the profit 

that would otherwise necessarily be paid to the importer at New York j. 

or elsewhere. This is a fact which we believe is not generally understood © 

by our merchants in this section of the country, who pass through g; 
Nashville, and make their purchases in Philadelphia or New York. 

Many persons, we are convinced, are incredulous on this point, and in h?" 

these times, when other cities south of us are encouraging the feeling \^ 

which is to some extent prevalent in parts of the South, viz.: that ^ 

merchants should buy at least all foreign goods nearer home, and thus CC 

keep at home the importer's profit on the same, Nashville desires to o 

put in her claims for consideration. The hardware merchants here, f+- 


52 singleton's nashville 

without desiring to encourage any sectional political feeling, desire it 
to be understood that they are direct importers^ and have been for years 
past — in confirmation of which any "doubting Thomas" is referred to 
our estimable fellow-citizen, Jesse Thomas, Esq., Collector of the 
Customs at this port. 


There is a heavy capital invested in the wholesale drug trade of 
Nashville, and the inducements oifered here are hardly surpassed in 
the Union. An examination of the stocks and prices of our whole- 
sale druggists will satisfy country dealers, convenient to this market, 
that it is not necessary to go to the expense and loss of time required 
in visiting Eastern markets for the purpose of replenishing their stocks. 

The wholesale trade of the city may be summed up as follows: 
There are twenty wholesale grocery houses, and nearly as many that 
both wholesale and retail — some of these are also extensively 
engaged in the liquor trade. Three exclusive wine and liquor houses, 
and several that both wholesale and retail. We have two very exten- 
sive drug houses, and ten others that wholesale as well as retail. 
There are twelve exclusive dry goods houses; three of exclusive 
variety goods ; four exclusive boots and shoes, and some nine others 
that wholesale and retail, while three that are in the dry goods trade 
also keep large stocks of boots and shoes; others boots, shoes and 
hats, and several that combine with dry goods ready-made clothing; 
one exclusive hat, cap and bonnet house; one exclusive ready-made 
clothing house, and some fifteen others that both wholesale and retail ; 
one heavy hardware house, and nine others that do a jobbing as well 
as a retail business; four house-furnishing goods establishments that 
wholesale extensively, and also sell at retail, and five or six others 
that do a considerable jobbing business; two very extensive queens- 
ware and crockery houses, and two others that both wholesale and 
retail; two houses in the iron trade, and one that does quite a large 
business at wholesale as well as retail ; one heavy leather house ; two 
seed and agricultural implement houses, and two others doing a large 
business ; two houses that both wholesale and retail stocks for carriage 
and harness makers; and many other houses in various kinds of 
business that are in the wholesale as well as retail trade. 


Probably in no department of business has the enterprise and "go- 


aheaditiveness " of the Nashville merchants accomplished so much as o 

in the grocery business. Prior to the opening of the Nashville and 2 

Chattanooga Railroad, and its connections, our city was the recipient td 

of the trade of Middle Tennessee, a little of Southern Kentucky, a, 

while the occasional visit of a straggling wagon from North Alabama, ^ 

kept the grocery merchant of that day from forgetting that there was such C^ 

a country as North Alabama. At that day (and it is quite recent) the 

business was a very insignificant one, pursued by a very few persons, ^ 

and giving employment to only small amount of capital. On the ^7 

completion of the railroad, however, it was manifest that a new order ^ 

of things had been inaugurated — that the grocery business was hence- q 

forth to be the main department of trade here. Merchants from East £* 
Tennessee, from North Georgia and North Alabama, made their 
appearance on our streets in quest of groceries. Our merchants, 
animated by a desire to accommodate, and secure the increased trade 
offered them of those rich regions, met the increased demand with 

suitable supplies; invested additional capital, and by a liberal policy p 
convinced them that it was to their interest to buy here. Public 
attention began to be called to the increasing importance of the trade 
by the throng of drays passing daily to the depot, loaded with 

groceries. New houses were established, costly and capacious build- P 

ings were erected, in keeping with the increased demands of the busi- p^ 

ness. New sections of country, rich in resources, were made tributary ^ 

to Nashville, till, from an insignificant trade, employing hardly 5 

SI 00,000 of capital in 1849-50, and done only by a few houses, we oa 

find, by careful investigation, and from reliable data, that there are t^ 

now about twenty wholesale grocery houses in the city, besides a much p 

larger number of those who both wholesale and retail, giving employ- 2 

ment to a capital of not less than $4,000,000, and trading regularly ™ 

with Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee to the Virginia line, a consid- ^ 
erable portion of West Tennessee, almost all of Southern Kentucky, 


with a heavy up-river trade in Eastern Kentucky, with North O 
Alabama, North Georgia and much of Middle Georgia. While in 

the liquor department of the grocery trade, our rectifiers sell their 
goods still farther south into Georgia and Alabama, and find an exten- ^ 
sive mart for " Newsom " and "Robertson County" (household word.s) 
in all parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. 

Nashville is certainly the cheapest grocery market in all the South- 
west. Her heavy capital enables her to offer inducements which are 
out of the reach of her less favored rivals, while the enterprise of her 


54 singleton's NASHVILLE 

merchants is continually pushing forward, and extending the area of 
her grocery trade. 

Only two years ago the grocery merchants, during an unprecedented 
low stage of water in the Cumberland, brought their heavy groceries 
from New Orleans to Memphis by river, thence hy rail, and sold them 
again to merchants more than half way back to Memphis. In view 
of the energy and enterprise manifested by this class of our merchants, 
we confidently predict a continued increase of trade for them in the 
future, in keeping with that of the past. It is believed that the com- 
pletion of the Nashville and North-western Eailroad will add the 
trade of the richest portions of West Tennessee to our city. So 
mote it be. 


It is not to be expected that a detailed statement can be made of 
the retail trade here, in its various departments. Such a paper, fully 
elaborated, would, by far, too greatly transcend the limits not already 
occupied in this work, delay its appearance, and demand a personal 
sacrifice of time and means which can not now be entertained. Our 
patrons and readers will be content, we are certain, with a general 
outline of this trade, furnishing an indication of its extent and 

The retail dry goods trade of this city is immense. It not only 
supplies the city and county demand, but the inducements which it 
offers bring hither thousands upon thousands of dollars from all 
portions of Middle Tennessee, and from localities in other States, 
which are made tributary to this market, by means of convenient 
railroad communication. Every species of goods, plain and common, 
to the most superb and costly fabrics, are to be obtained here, at 
prices which vary but little from Eastern retail figures, and, we believe, 
every article known can here be found. The retail dry goods mer- 
chants of this city are, as a body, a very intelligent class of men, and 
constitute an element in our midst which adds much to the enterprise, 
prosperity and healthy growth of the city. They will not suifer, in 
comparison, in intelligence or business qualifications, with those of 
any other point. This trade is represented by about fifty houses. 


Although there is no inconsiderable amount of capital ^employed 
in various kinds of manufiictures in this city, yet the initiative has 
hardly been taken in that extensive system which will ultimately be 


carried on here. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are annually paid, C5 

in this market, for articles manufactured out of the State, which ^ 

could be made here, and which will, we trust, at no distant day, be bd 

produced by Nashville mechanics, artisans and manufacturers. ^ 

From careful inquiry and comparison, it is plain that living |i^ 

expenses here, in the aggregate, are not greater than in other manu- ^ 

faeturing towns, and indeed below what they are in some that might ^ 

be named. The raw material for various kinds of manufactures are ^ 

bountiful in our midst, capital is abvindant, while fuel is as cheap as S 

it is in the majority of those towns from which we obtain many of "* 

the articles that enter largely into our commerce. In this connection, o 

it is proper to remark, that we need more small, comfortable houses, ^ 

for the accommodation of mechanics; while an improved system of o 

cultivation by the great majority of those who vend agricultural pro- Jj' 

ducts in this market, would render their farming operations tar more m 

profitable, even at lower prices. A question of political economy is CC 

here involved, the elimination of which mis-ht not be uninterestina;, P 

but such is not the object or intent of this article, and we leave it o* 

for those to follow out, whose tastes and inclinations may lead them ^ 

to do so. la 

It is an axiom, as true as trite, that no city has been or can be p 
permanently prosperous without manufactures. A prosperity based pu 
exclusively upon a commercial business, must necessarily be epheme- g 
■ " o 


ral. A city which, for instance, depends upon any one or more of the 
great agricultural staples for support, business and growth, is liable to 

become paralyzed in her energies and interests, not only by failure in y 

the production of such staples, but from their diversion to other p 

points eligibility gives them the advantage and preference as g 

markets. Such also are the fluctuations in the price of articles of -S° 

produce that no certainty of successful operations can be relied upon, ^ 

and where uncertain, feverish and exciting speculation underlies the ^^ 

business of any community or city, there is no guarantee of permanent o 

prosperity ; whereas, where manufacturing is carried on successfully, gi 
there is a steady, healthful and substantial growth. 

It is evident that our people are waking up to the importance of ts" 

this subject ; as an evidence of it, since this publication has been in ^ 

press, several manufacturing establishments have gone into operation, ^ 

and others are contemplated with every indication of success. ^ 

Of late, an impetus has been given to manufacturinix interests at o 

the South which never before has been felt. Mills and factories for f*" 

56 singleton's nashville 

the manufacture of cotton, woolen and linen fabrics, have been and 
are being established at various points in several of the Southern 
States, and although the disturbing causes which gave rise to these 
enterprises are to be deplored, there is some satisfaction afforded in 
contemplating the fact that the controversy, which has been going on, 
has not been altogether profitless to this section of the country. A 
movement is now afoot to establish a cotton factory in this city. It 
would seem that there is no valid reason why such a mill can not be 
established and carried on here successfully, as both the raw materials 
and the market for manufactured goods are here, at our very door. 
The cotton supply is almost infinite, yet the demand for manufactured 
cotton fabrics is in the same ratio, and while the raw material would 
cost the manufocturer here less than it does his Eastern rival at his 
mill, the kind of labor employed costs no more here than it does in 
New England, for the operatives are principally females and children, 
who otherwise have no employment, and would be glad to get it at the 
prices which prevail in the factories of the East. It is to be hoped, 
the project spoken of will be carried out, and that not many months 
will elapse before the hum of many spindles and the noise of many 
shuttles may be heard in our midst. 

In connection with cotton manufactories, there is little doubt that 
others would be established for the manufacture of lubricating oil, 
and oil cake, from the seed, both of which, judiciously managed, 
could be made highly profitable. 

There are many other manufacturing enterprises which might be 
established immediately, requiring but little capital, that would, 
without doubt, prove highly remunerative. Why can not soaps, 
candles, blacking, etc., be made here as well as elsewhere '? AVe 
believe the day is not far distant when all these and many others may 
be found here, and we look confidently to that bright coming and 
swift-footed future when Nashville will stand before the country as 
the great manufacturing mart for the vast and rich territory which is 
legitimately tributary to her. 

Nashville continued to enjoy this prosperity up to the capture of 
Fort Donelson, by the National troops. The war had not been felt 
here up to that period. Since then the trade of the city has been com- 
paratively insignificant ; but, as the Union army advanced southward, 
trade has increased, and now a considerable amount of business is 
transacted by our merchants, but it is mainly in a retail way. The 
number of business houses has greatly increased, but the volume of 



business lias not. As facilities for communication with the country O 

are opened up, trade will continue to increase, and when the country 
has recovered from the effects of the war, Nashville will undoubtedly 
enjoy even a greater prosperity than that of former years. 

It is of the highest importance to evei-y community to have a boun- g 
tiful supply of good and wholesome water — that beverage so freely \^ 
bestowed by God himself to "nourish and invigorate his creatures." 



Villages and hamlets are located on account of the supply of water, ^ 
and the better supplied they are with this element, the sooner they © 










become towns and cities. Nashville was located on its present rocky 
site solely on account of water privileges. The founders of the city 
could have made a town where South Nashville now is, much easier 
and with less expense, with smoother streets and more level avenues, 
had it not been for Judge McNairy's spring on the north, Wilson's 
spring in Barrow's Grove, and the then fine spring at the foot of 
Spring street on the bank of the river. Thousands upon thousands 
of dollars have been expended on these rocky and uneven streets, 
which might have been avoided, had it not been for these water fiicil- 
ities. In fact, in the early days of the city, it was an exceedingly j^ 
doubtful problem whether or not a city could be made on the spot ^ 
designated to commemorate the name and fame of the brave General ^ 
Nash. It was for years " nip and tuck " between Palmyra, Haysboro' ^ 
and Nashville, as to which should take precedence in the race for 
" city " honors. Finally, the latter prevailed, and the two former 
have been comparatively forgotten. As the town increased, the pub- 
lic interests required water in a more convenient manner than by 
sending to either of the springs for it. Temporary and simple Water- 
works were resorted to, but soon abandoned, as not being adequate to o 
supply the public demand. In the course of time, the present site ^ 
of the Water-works was chosen, and the city commenced in earnest to ® 
erect a reservoir, secure a steam engine, etc. The undertaking was a fr" 
magnificent project, worthy of the liberal hearts of those who urged o 
its erection, and of those into whose hands the destinies of the city 
were for the time being intrusted. The reservoir was built, if we are 
not mistaken, by William Shields, under the direction and manage- 
ment of A. Stein, engineer. , 

The Water-works were completed in the autumn of 1833, and in ^ 
anticipation of the event, John 31. Bass, then an Alderman, intro- 








58 singleton's nashville 

•+i duced the following jireamble and resolution, wliich were adopted by 
Q the Mayor and Aldermen, to-wit: 

02 " Whereas, The introduction of water into the town is an object of great 

^ interest and importance to all its citizens, and should be accomi^anied with 

P some public parade; therefore, 

fXi " Resolved, That the Watering Committee be authorized and requested to 

^ invite the citizens and strangers now in town, to be present at the Water- 

O works at such time as the engineer may notify said committee of his readi- 

02 ness to put said works in operation, and that said committee procure the use 
of the cannon, and take such other steps as to them may seem fit and suitable 

O to so great an occasion." 


In accordance with the above resolution, the inauguration of the 
fl Water-works took place on the last day of September or first day of 

•ri October, 1833, and great was the rejoicing of the people. The can- 

.3 non was fired, music obtained, and a procession formed, composed of 

^ hundreds of citizens, a large number of ladies, members of the Legis- 

"g lature then about to assemble, strangers, etc. It was a jubilee. And 
2J from that day to this, the Water-works have not ceased to do good 

02 service, and were then, as now, the most important public improve- 

^ ment in the city. 

^ The cost of the Water-works was reported to be, for ground, super- 

O intendenee, engine, etc., about .^55,000. In the City Council, John 

M. Hill was chairman of what was then styled the " Watering Com- 

Sg mittee," and he devoted much of his time and energy to the impor- 

^ tant trust. 

_u The first public debt incurred by the city was for the Water-works. 

^ The laying down of the pipe was an expensive operation — especially 
f^ in such a rocky city — averaging, perhaps, about $4 per foot. The 

"^ reservoir is situated, according to Mr. Stein's report, 5,800 feet from 

Q the Public Square. 

As to the revenue derived from the Water-works, it has been all the 
time below the cost of furnishing a supply. If pipes were laid 

d throughout the whole city, the water tax would be sufiicient to carry 
^ on the works ; but as it is, no revenue can be derived from this source. 


The water was furnished to so few the first year or two, that the reve- 

ls) nue derived was only about $1,500 per annum. Now the water tax 
^ amounts to about $25,000 per annum. 

It is almost an impossibility to estimate the amount of money 
W expended on the Water-works, owing to the manner in which they 
^ were conducted, the looseness displayed in preserving the reports 


made to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, etc. We may remark, C2 

however, that they have cost, first and last, over half a million of ^ 

dollars. l3 


We can not, in the brief space here permitted us, give a history of ^ 

the many newspapers that have flourished and faded in Nashville, from ^ 

the birth of "The Tennessee Gazette," in 1707, down to the present ^ 

time; nor can we even refer to all the innumerable changes to which bd 

the newspaper press here has been subject. We propose merely to p^ 

glance at some of the changes in early times — such as are not within 
the recollection of the young, and may have passed from the memory 


of the old. ^ 



A quarter of a century ago, the only daily paper in the city, after a 

profitless existence of three years, was discontinued, not from a want ^ 

of enterprise on the part of the publishers, but from a wantof appre- m 

ciation and pay on the part of the public. At the present time we ^ 

have four dailies, the smallest of which contains more matter than p" 

the largest of the weeklies of thirty years ago. g« 

The first newspaper published in Nashville, of which we have any ^ 

record, was '-The Tennessee Gazette and ]Mero District Advertiser,"' ^ 

the publication of which was commenced in 1797, by a printer from p 

Kentuck}^, named Ilenkle. The following year he sold the paper to p^ 

Benjamin J. Bradford, who changed the name to " The Clarion," and m 

soon after sold it to his cousin, Thomas G. Bradford. The Historical ^ 

Society of Tennessee has a copy, No. 81, Vol. 2, bearing date Novem- m 

her 2d, 1801, of "The Clarion" — by no means in a good state of pres- y 
ervation, having suftered much from the wear and tear of its three- p 
score years. It is a folio sheet, fourteen by ten inches, has four CD 
columns to the page, and is printed on pica type. " The Clarion " was ^ 
afterward enlarged, and called " The Clarion and Tennessee Gazette." i^ 
The only copy in existence, so far as we know, showing the change in 
size and name, is No. 295, of Vol. 5, which bears date July 20th, 1813 — © 
Thomas G. Bradford, printer. In 1807, as is shown by " The Impar- g; 
tial Beview," of December 24:th, of that year, there was a paper pub- 
lished here called "The Nashville Gazette," afterward called "The ty 
Tennessee Gazette," and merged into "The Clarion," from which the ^ 
latter derived the addition to its name. The number of "The Clarion *^ 
and Tcunessee Gazette," for September, 1820 — No. 1, Vol. 1 — new ^ 
series — shows a change in the proprietorship, being then published o 
by AVilkins & 3IcKeen. The number for March 21st, 1821, bears the f+- 

60 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ name of " The Nashville Clarion " — John H. Wilkins, publisher. 

§ Its name was probably changed a few weeks previous to that date. 

g The latest number of this paper, in the possession of the Historical 

.S Society, is that of July 9th, 1822, being No. 43, of Vol. 15, edited and 

^ published by the former proprietor, Thomas Gr. Bradford, and bearing 

^ its original name, " The Clarion." The subscription price of this 

^ paper varied, during its existence, from $2 to $3 per annum, in advance, 

O and from $3 to $4 in three or six months. Some time prior to 182G, 

M "The Clarion" was purchased by a Mr. Darby, a lawyer, who associ- 

. ated with him Mr. Van Pelt, subsequently the editor and proprietor 

of " The Memphis Appeal." The establishment was afterward pur- 

^ chased by Abram P. Maury and Carey A. Harris, who discontinued 

§ "The Clarion," and started "The Nashville Republican." 

•g In 1805 Thomas Eastin began the publication of " The Impartial 

,fl Review and Cumberland Repository," the numbers, bound, from 

^ February 18th, 1806 (No. 8, Vol. 1), to December 8th, 1808 (No. 157, 

Vol. 3), are in possession of the Historical Society. 

In 1812 "The Nashville Whio'"_the first of that name— was 


M established by Moses and Joseph Noi'vell, who continued its publica- 
,Xj tion up to July 16th, 1816. It was a sheet of 12 by 18 inches, with 


four columns to the page. The number for August 27th, of that year, 

contains the name of neither printer nor publisher, nor of the editor. 

That for September 3d, same year, bears the names of Norvell & 

<3 McLean, publishers. Previous to the 25th of August, 1817, Norvell 

^ sold his interest in the concern to George Tunstall. At that date 

^ (No. 1, Vol. 6), the paper was called " The Nashville Whig and Ten- 

^ nessee Advertiser," and published by C. D. McLean and George 

^ Tunstall. In August, 1819, McLean sold his interest to Joseph Nor- 

"^ veil, and Tunstall & Norvell continued the publication until the 12tli 

Q of March, 1821, when the former retired, leaving the paper in the 

hands of the latter, who published it until January, 1826, when he 

p, sold it, but to whom is not stated. On the 19th of January, 1824, 

cS John P. Erwin became the editor, a position he held until the 1st of 

January, 1826, at which time he was appointed postmaster. " The 

^ Whig" and "The National Banner" were consolidated May 3d, 

pq 1826, the paper taking the name of " The National Banner and Nash- 

^ ville Whig." 

The first number of the second "Nashville Gazette" was issued 



W May 26th, 1819 — George Wilson, editor and publisher. It was issued 
02 twice a week, at $5 a year, and " printed," as the publisher said, " on 


fine superroyal paper," with five columns to the page. Its publica- O 

tion Wcxs continued by George Wilson, up to lS24:-5, when he prob- ^ 

ably sold it to the proprietors of "The Nashville Republican," as M 

that paper took the name of " The Nashville Republican and Ten- gp 

nessee Gazette" about that time. The latest copy of " The Nashville ^ 

Gazette," in possession of the Historical Society, is No. 1, of Vol. 3, ^ 

dated July 7th, 1821. § 

" The National Banner" was established in 1822, by John S. Simp- ^ 

son and "William G. Hunt, who published it until May, 182G, when E 

they united it with " The Nashville Whig," called it " The National "" 

Banner and Nashville Whig," and began the publication of a semi, q 

weekly paper, with W. G. Hunt as editor. In May, 1830, the paper ^ 

was purchased by W. Hassell Hunt, Peter Tardifi" and Wm. G. Hunt % 

the latter continuing its editorial management. They published a ^ 

tri-weekly, and on the 23d of November, 1831, began the publication m 

of a daily at $8 per annum, tri-weekly $5, weekly $3. The paper q- 

was then called "The National Banner and Nashville Advertiser." p" 

The firm of Hunt, Tardiif & Co. was dissolved on the 2d of May, g« 

1833 ; Tardiff having sold out to W. Hassell Hunt. On the 7th of !=( 

September of that year, S. H. Laughlin became one of the editors, a ^ 

position he held until the 22d of September, 1834, when he retired, p 

and was succeeded by Geo. C Childress. On the 0th of November, S, 

1835, Geo. C Childress retired from the editorial chair, and was sue- ^ 

ceeded by Allen A. Hall. W. Hassell Hunt and Peter Tardiff dis- (D* 

solved their copartnership on the 31st of November, 1830, the former ^ 

becoming the sole proprietor of the concern. Mr. Hall continued to u 

edit the paper, and on the 17th of July, 1837, became its purchaser, ^ 

and united it with " The Commercial Transcript," edited by C. C. Nor- o' 

veil, and published by \^ . F. Bang, now one of the publishers and ™ 

proprietors of "The Republican Banner." C. C. Norvell became rfi» 
the associate editor. On the 22d of August, 1837, "The National 


Banner and Nashville Whig" and "The Nashville Republican and 

State Gazette " were consolidated, and issued daily, under the name of cf- 
" The Republican Banner," by the editors and proprietors of the 

former papers, Allen A. Hall and S. Nye, with C. C. Norvell, asso- ^ 

ciate editor. In January, 1838, the latter withdrew and started \-i 

another "Nashville Whig." *<i 

In 1821, Abram P. Maury and Carey A. Harris started " The Nash- W 

ville Republican,"" having purchased " The Clarion " of Darby & Van ^ 

Pelt as a basis for the enterprise. Not long after they bought " The e-f- 


62 singleton's nasiiville 

+j Nashville Gazette," and called their paper " The Nashville Republican 

o and Tennessee Grazette." In 1826 they sold their establishment to 

g Allen A. Hall and John Fitzgerald, printers to the State, who changed 

.S the name of their paper to " The Nashville Republican and State 

g Gazette," and in 1828 began the publication of a semi-weekly. On 

p^ the 12th of December of that year, Fitzgerald sold his interest to Mr. 

<j Hall, who published the paper (enlarging it 1st of May, 1828), 

© weekly and tri-weekly, up to 1834, when he sold to S. Nye — and 

CQ Washington Barrow became the editor. These parties conducted the 

. paper until its consolidation with the " National Banner." 

® In 1831 Wilkins Tannehill started a paper called " The Nashville 

*43 Herald," but meeting with indifferent success, he removed with it to 
o3 . ! . . 

Louisville, and subsequently merged it into one of the other papers 

si , 

•1-1 there. 

,^ Previous to the 30th of January, 1839, '-The Republican Banner" 
^ had been, for a number of years, a paper of five columns to the page, 
■^ being 13 by 18 inches in size. At that time it was enlarged to six 
S columns to the page, but was reduced to its former size on the 9th of 
CQ the September following. On the 29th of March, 1841, the firm of 
^ Hall & Nye was dissolved. Mr. Hall withdrew from the paper, hav- 
ing been appointed Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, South America; 
and on the 4th of August, of the same year, Mr. Nye sold the estab- 
lishment to W. F. Bang and W. 0. Harris, who had long been engaged 
O in the oflice — the former as foreman, and the latter in the counting- 
^ room — Mr. Nye continuing to edit the paper until December 22d, 1841. 
^ John Roberts was, for some time thereafter, foreman in the office, and 
eventually became one of the proprietors. On the 3d of January, 
^ 1842, F. K. Zollicoffer assumed the editorial management of " The 
o3 Banner," and continued to edit it until August 11, 1843, when he 
Q withdrew, and was succeeded by Donald McLeod, who retired from 
^♦J the position on the 24th of March, 1845, and Washington Barrow 
a* became the editor. At that date the paper was enlarged to seven 


columns to the page. General Barrow gave up the editorship in April, 
1847, and was succeeded by Wm. Wales. On the 11th of January, 
1851, Mr. Wales retired, when General Zollicoffer, having purchased 

p^ an interest in the paper, again assumed the editorship, assisted by 

^ Wm. Hy. Smith. The former again withdrew from the concern on 

*; the 28th of April, 1853, and Allen A. Hall, Esq., took charge of the 

W paper as editor. A new power-press was purchased for the estab- 

^ lishment in July, 1854. In 185G Mr. Smith retired from the post of 


assistant editor, and became one of the editors and proprietors of o 
'• The Patriot." His successor was H. K. Walker, who, in Februa'ry 2 
of the following year, purchased the interest of W. 0. Harris in the td 
office. With this change, Mr. Hall's connection with "The Banner" ^ 
ceased, and Mr. Walker became the principal editor. At that time ^ 
the style of the firm was changed to Bang, Walker & Co. The paper ^ 
was enlarged on the 15th of March, 1857, and during the summer of 2 
that year James E. Kains became connected with it editorially. He j^ 
withdrew May 12th, 1858, and was succeeded, the 1st of July following, E 
by Thomas W. Beaumont, of Clarksville, who retired from the posi- 
tion, March 20th, 18G0, leaving H. K. Walker sole editor. On the 1 0th ^ 
of July, 1861, George Baber became connected with the editorial p- 
department of " The Banner," and on the 31st of August, ISGl, he q 
purchased the interest of Mr. Walker in the establishment, and 
assumed exclusive control of the paper. Subsequently, Henry Wat- 
terson became connected with the editorial department of the paper. 
Albert C. Roberts was the local and commercial editor of " The Ban- p 
ner " from the fall or winter of 1858 to the fall of 18G1. " The Ban- g- 
ner" was suspended for a short time on the evacuation of Nashville ^ 
by the rebels, but was afterward revived and published for two or ^ 
three weeks, when it was again suspended. p 
'• The Nashville Whig " was started June 1st, 1838, by C. C. Nor- g^ 
veil and B. R. McKennie. Its publication was continued by them ^ 
until some time in 1845, when Allen A. Hall, Esq., purchased an ^ 
interest in the establishment, and became the editor. A power-press ^ 


was added to the office during the same year. In the copartnership y 

between Messrs. Norvell & McKennie, it seems the former owned the p 

subscription list and the latter the printing material. 3Ir. Norvell <X> 

sold the list to Mr. Hall, who, having been called to Washington City S^ 

to assume the editorial control of " The Republic," the organ of Mr. ^ 
Fillmore's administration, and failing to agree with Mr. McKennie 

upon terms, sold the subscription list of " The Whig" to the proprie- © 

tors of " The Republican Banner." Mr. McKennie then started g;; 
" The Nashville True Whig," securing the services of E. P. McGinty, 

of '' The Clarksville Chronicle," and A. M. Roseborough, for several tr" 

years with "The Columbia Observer," as editors. Mr. McGinty f^ 

became also a partner in the establishment, Mr. Roseborough being the ^ 

principal political editor. On the 1st of January, 1851, E. P. CO 

McGinty sold his interest of one-half in the establishment to George o 

B. Brown, but continued to edit the paper. Mr. Roseborough with- j-^ 

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drew at that date. In 1845, Anson Nelson, who had been foreman 
of this establishment since 1840, became one of the proprietors, and 
S the style of the firm was ehanoed to B. R. McKennie & Co. In 1847 
.w Mr. Nelson withdrew from the concern, establishing a new office and 
g publishing "The Christian Record." H. K. Walker became con- 
> nected editorially with the paper in 1850. E. P. McGinty died of 
<J consumption in 1855, deeply regretted by his fellow-citizens, and espe- 
oj cialiy by his brethren of the press. Upon his death, Mr. Walker 
lf2 assumed the entire editorial control of the paper, which position he 
retained until the establishment changed hands. In 1856 McKennie 
d & Brown sold " The True Whig " to Wm. Hy. Smith, John F. Morgan, 
.^ Dr. Jno. H. Callender and Anthony S. Camp, who thereupon changed 
e^ the name of the paper to " The Nashville Patriot," and Messrs. Smith 
pj and Callender became the editors. In May following, T. H. Glenn 
2 took charge of the city and commercial departments of the paper. 
j3 Mr. Morgan withdrew from the establishment in 1857, and Dr. Cal- 
_^ lender was succeeded by his brother, Thos. Callender, when the name 
§ of the firm was changed to Smith, Camp & Co. In 1857 Ira P. Jones 
purchased an interest in the paper, and became one of the editors. 
T. H. Glenn's connection with it ceased in 1857. Mr. Smith sold his 
interest in the establishment in month of September, 1859, but con- 
§ tinned to edit the paper in connection with Mr. Jones, and John E. 
" Hatcher, associate editor. The latter was connected editorially with 
tz! "The Patriot" from the 1st of June, 1859, though not formally 
^ announced as one of the editors until the March following. Upon 
Mr. Smith's withdrawal from the firm, its style was changed to A. S. 
® Camp & Co. " The Patriot " was suspended on the evacuation of 
Nashville by the rebels, but was subsequently revived by an associa- 
tion of printers, who published it until the 9th of April, 18G2, when 
it was finally suspended. . 

" The Nashville Union " was established in 1835, by Medicus A. 
Long. Samuel H. Laughlin, of Warren county, soon became asso- 
eS ciated with Mr. Long in the management of the paper, but both of 
them disposed of it within a year or two from its commencement. 
^ They were succeeded by Joel M. Smith in the proprietorship of the 
S establishment, and the paper was edited by IMr. 'Cunningham, and 
^ then by Mr. Bradford, both, we believe, from Kentucky. In Febru- 
^ ary, 1839, Mr. Smith introduced to the readers of the paper, as its 
P4 editor. Colonel J. Geo. Harris, who conducted it until some time in 
^ 1843. Some time during the four preceding years he seems to have 




become the proprietor, for it appears that he sokl the paper to Messrs. O 

Thomas Hogan and John P. Heiss. Hogan died of consumption ^ 

early in 1844. In November of that year Mr. Heiss sold the paper M 

to J. Gr. Shepard, who engaged as editor Hon. A. 0. P. Nicholson. ^ 

The latter retired from the paper in 1847, giving place to the late E. ^ 

Gr. Eastman, who had founded, and for several years previously con- 

ducted, the " Knoxville Argus." In 1850 Hon. Harvey M. Watter- S 

son purchased " The Union," and became its editor, and Mr. Eastman ^ 

purchased half " The American " office, and became, with Colonel S 
Thos. Boyers, joint editor and publisher of that paper. Mr. Watter- 
son soon tired of editorial life, and employed Charles Earns, Esq., 

as editor. His connection with the paper was a brief one, as he dis- ^ 
posed of the establishment in 1851 to W. Weatherford, M. C. C. 

Church and John L. Marling, the latter gentleman acting as editor. ^ 

Mr. Weatherford soon sold his interest to his remaining partners, who a 







continued its publication until May 15th, 185B, the paper at that date 05 

beinjr united with " The American," and " The Nashville Union and p 

American " took the place of the two Democratic papers of Nashville, g* 

" The Nashville American " was established in the spring of 1848, g 

by James Thompson. He engaged, soon after its establishment, the m 

services of Dr. W. P. Ptowles as editor. He left the paper at the ?a 

close of the year, and died a few years thereafter. Soon after estab- p^ 

lishing the paper, Mr. Thompson took in, as a partner, Wm. M. Hut- jj^ 

ton. Mr. Thompson soon retired, and Colonel Thos. Boyers sue- 2 

ceeded him. As before noticed, Mr. Eastman took Mr. Hutton's ai 

place in 1850, and continued in the establishment until the union of y 

the two papers in 1853. In September, 1852, Colonel Gr. C. Torbett, js 

who was well known as a legislator and man of talents throughout the ^ 

State, purchased half " The American " office, and became one of its ^ 

editors. ^ 

" The Nashville Union and American " was established May 15th, ^ 

1853, by the union of the two Democratic papers of Nashville, the o 

proprietors being John L. Marling, E. Gr. Eastman, G. C. Torbett and ^ 
M. C. C. Church. About a year thereafter, Mr. Marling, having been 

appointed Minister to Guatamaula by President Pierce, disposed of his t^ 


his fellow-citizens. Mr. Church sold his interest to F. C. Dunninc,- ct> 

interest in the establishment to the remaining partners. Some two 
years after his appointment, being prostrated with the consumption, 
he returned home, and died shortly after, regretted and mourned by 

ton, Esq., of Maury county, early in 1856. On the 22d of May, 

66 singleton's nashville 

4J 1858, G. C. Torbett sold liis interest in the paper to J. 0. Griffith, 
cj of Columbia, and G. G. Poindexter purchased of F. C. Dunnington 
one-half of his interest, and became the principal political editor ; 
the firm took the style of E. G. Eastman & Co., which it retained 
until the 1st of January, 1860. John Miller McKee became con- 
nected with the paper, as city and commercial editor, June 15th, 1858. 
^^ In November, 1859, this establishment lost two of its editors and pro- 
© prietors by death. That of G. G. Poindexter occurred on the 18th 
of that month, and Major Eastman's followed on the 23d. On the 
^ 1st of January, 1860, John C. Burch, Esq., became associated in the 
^ proprietorship and editorial conduct of "The Iinion and American," 
eg and the firm took the style of J. 0. Griffith & Co. Subsequently, 
5 Leon Trousdale and Thos. S. Harr purchased the interest of Mrs. E. 
o G. Eastman in " The Union and American," and Mr. Trousdale 
■ became one of the editors. The paper was suspended on the evacua- 




tion of Nashville by the rebels. 

« " The Nashville Gazette " was established in 1844, by E. R. Glas- 
^ cock and James Thompson. The latter withdrew from the concern, 
^ January 1st, 1845, and was succeeded by W. Hy. Smith, who became 
^ the editor of the paper. It was published by. the firm of E. R. Glas- 
^ cock & Co., until February 24th, 1849, when the establishment was 
ry purchased by A. Nelson. Mr. Smith occupied the editorial chair up 
.^j to February 2d, 1850. In July following, Mr. Nelson sold the office 
« to John L. Marling and Jas. L. Haynes — Jas. L. Haynes & Co., pub- 
^ lishers, and John L. Marling, editor. August 28th, 1851, Mr. 
^ Haynes sold his interest to M. C. C. Church, and the style of the firm 
was changed to M. C. C. Church & Co. November 2Gth, 1851, the 
Q office was bought by Wm. Cameron, A. Nelson and James L. Haynes, 
^ who employed John A. McEwen as editor. February 1st, 1853, A. 
P Nelson & Co. sold to John H. Baptist, Jas. D. Maney, Jas. T. Bell 
-g and J. A. Laird, and Jas. D. Maney assumed the editorship, the 
^ duties of which he discharged until January 1st, 1854. when he sold 
^ his interest in the establishment to his brother, Henry Maney, who 
became the editor. At the same time, Jas. T. Bell took charge of the 
local department of the paper. In April of that year, Mr. Baptist 

rt . . . 

^ sold his interest in the paper, and in April, 1855, Mr. Bell also sold. 
^ On the 22d of that month, T. H. Glenn assumed the duties of city 
and commercial editor of " The Gazette," though his name does not 
W appear in that capacity until the 17th of June following. February 
K2 5th, 1856, W. N. Bilbo became connected editorially with the paper. 


whicli was soon after considerably enlarged. • May the ISth of that O 

year, Jas. A. Laird & Co. sold the establishment to Mr. Bilbo. With ^ 

this change, Mr. Glenn's connection with the paper ceased, he having W 

made an engagement with '■ The Patriot." He was succeeded by Jas. gs 

R. Bruce. Mr. Maney continued as coeditor with Colonel Bilbo until ^ 

September 14th, 1856. November 11th, of that year, Colonel Bilbo g 

sold to Jo. V. Smith, Jas. T. Bell and M. V. B. Haile, and James R. § 

Bruce became the principal, and Jas. T. Bell the local, editor. Feb- W 

ruary 27th, 1857, Mr. Smith withdrew. "The Gazette " was sus- ^ 
pended on the evacuation of Nashville by the rebels, but it was 
revived in November, 1863, and published until July, 1864, when it 


was again suspended. ^ 

" The Nashville Evening News " was started on Broad street by ^ 

... *'~' 

M. S. Combs, who had the entire control of its editorial department ^ 

until the March following, when James R. Bruce became one of the m 

editors. In January, 1853, Mr. Combs sold the paper to Logan ^ 

Asheley and George R. McKee, and the former became the publisher — P 

G. R. McKee and James R. Bruce, editors. May, 1854, James R. ©• 

Bruce and James Z. Swan purchased the office. May 17th, 1855, they g 

sold to M. V. B. Haile, who conducted the paper until the following oa 

August, when its publication was discontinued and the materials were P 

removed to Tullahoma. pj 

The "Nashville Daily News" was established in the fall of 1857. ^ 

It was chiefly devoted to news, and the commercial interests of the 2 ' 

city and State. Being a joint stock company, its affairs were managed tn 

by a Board of Directors ; Allen A. Hall, editor. In the spring of y 

1858 the establishment passed into the hands of Don. Cameron, R. p 

H. Barry, Wm. Cameron, and Jas. A. Fisher ; Don. Cameron, princi- <^ 

pal editor, and Wm. Lellyett, city and commercial editor. In the fall ™ 

of 1859 the " News " became a political paper, espousing the opposi- ^ 

tion cause, and Allen A. Hall resumed his connection with it as an ,. 

editor. J. A. Fisher sold his interest to M. 0. Brooks, in February, o 
1860. The "News" was discontinued a few months afterward. 

The "Daily Orthopolitan " was started October the 4th, 1845, by 


Messrs. John S. Simpson and John T. S. Fall ; edited by Wilkins fcr" 
Tannchill, Esq., author of llie IliKfori/ of Litcrafurc, Maiuial of Free {^ 

Masonry^ etc. The paper had five columns to the page, each page 
14i by 21 inches, in bourgeois type. Published daily, tri-weckly 
and weekly. Price per month for the daily, fifty cents. On April 1st, 


1846, Messrs. B. F. Burton and H. A. Kidd took charge of the paper — j-k 



Mr. Kidd being editor auitil April the 18th. May 21st, 1846, Mr. 
§ Tannehill resumed the editorial chair ; May loth, Messrs. Burton & 
S Fall associating with them, Mr. James J. S. Billings resumed control 

of the paper; August 4th, 1846, Mr. Fall retired from the business. 

The last number at hand from which we can refer to No. 310, of Vol. 

1, September 30th, 1846. The paper was soon after discontinued. 

<| In 1849, or '50, H. Buckley published a daily paper called "The 

g Evening Reporter," but it did not exist very long. It was a neutral 


A paper called "The Nashville Daily Times," was commenced in 

1849, by Laudis, Williams & Church. But few numbers were issued. 
The "Daily Evening Bulletin," by T. M. Hughes & Co., existed a 

few weeks, in 1859. 

In January, 1835, a paper was started here called " The Commer- 
^ cial Transcript." It was printed at the office of "The National 

Banner and Nashville Whig," and was continued until the end of the 

second volume, when it was merged into the last named paper. It 

was a small sheet, in quarto form, three columns to the page, and 






CQ was issued every other Saturday, at one dollar per annum. It was 




printed on minion type, and was devoted chiefly to commercial matters. 
Numbers of the second volume show that it was published by ■ 

White & C. C. Norvell, but whether or not it was started by them? 

we do not know. 

A monthly Magazine called " The Museum," was published in this 

city by Thomas G. Bradford, in 1809. The only copy known to be 
^ in existence is to be found in the library of the Historical Society, and 

is imperfect. It was commenced in July, 1809, and the last number 
^ in the volume is for December of that year. It seems to have been 
^ devoted to politics, literature, and to the history of Tennessee, and 
Q contains much matter of value on the last named subject. Each 
+s number contained thirty pages, octavo — two columns to the page. 
g< It was printed on pica type. The subscription price was two dollars 
-^ a year. 

On the 11th of July, 1833, W. Hassell Hunt commenced the 
^ publication of a weekly literary journal, called " The Kaleidoscope," 
^ which was issued every Thursday, at two dollars per annum. It was 
^ printed in quarto form, 7i by 10^^, three columns to the page, and 

printed on long primer type. The latest number, belonging to tue 
W Historical Society, is dated July 21st, 1834, being No. 50, of Vol. 1. 
^ How long it was published after this date is not known. 


" The Christian Record " was commenced November 14th, 1846. o 

under the patronage of the Presbyterian Synod of West Tennessee. 2 

It was edited by Rev. A. H. Kerr, and published by a committee ^ 

consisting of Rev. Drs. J. T. Edgar, R. A. Lapsley, Prof. Nathan ©, 

Cross, and Revs. R. B. McMillen, J. M. Arnell, and A. H. Kerr. In 

and continued its publication for four years. At the last named date 


October, 1847, Anson Nelson took charge of the paper as publisher, Cj 

the Editorial Committee consisted of Revs. J. T. Kendrick, R. B. ^ 
McMillen, P. A. Hoagman, J. M. Arnell, J. W. Hume, Dr. Harrison ^ 
and Prof. Cross. The paper for October 28tli, 1848, came out under ^ 





the name of " The Presbyterian Record," though the former name 
was continued over the editorial head. This change of name was 
made by order of the Synod. In the number for November 3d, 1840, 

Rev. John T. Edgar, 0. B. Hayes and W. P. Buell are named as the ^ 

Editorial Committee-^Rev. A. E. Thorne, Traveling and Correspond- m 

ing Editor. The last number of '• The Record " published in Nash- qu 

ville was that for July 5th, 1850, at which time it was consolidated p 

with " The Presbyterian Herald," at Louisville. g* 

An account of "The Nashville Christian Advocate," a religious ^ 

family newspaper, may not be uninteresting. The paper was first m 

isvsued, in this city, in the year 1834, under the name of "The West- p 

ern Methodist," by Garrett and the celebrated John Newland Matiiitt. p^ 

This paper was succeeded by one called " The South-western Christian m 

Advocate," commencing No. 1, Vol. 1, November 4th, 1836, with four 2 
pages, and six columns to the page, published weekly; Thos. String ~ 


field, editor and publisher, Charles Fuller, printer, Deaderick street; y 
published for the Methodist Episcopal Church. The next volume p 
(2), commencing November 2d, 1837, had a publishing committee, o 
composed of Alex. L. P. Green, F. E. Pitts, and Thomas String-field, ^ 
Mr. S. still editor. This paper was increased in size by the addition f^ 
of one column to each page. November 1st, 1838, Mr. Wesley Hanner 


was made co-editor; Mr. T. L. Douglas' name was added to the pub- 
lishing committee. Mr. Hanner retired, as co-editor, November 2d, 
1839, and John B. McFerrin succeeded Mr. F. E. Pitts in the pub- 
lishing committee. Vol. 5, November 1st, 1840, Mr. McFerrin became tr 
editor in place of Mr. Stringfield, and Mr. Hanner was added to the ►§ 
publishing committee. Vol. 7, No. 1, November 4th, 1842, Mr. Han- *^ 
ner was succeeded in the publishing committee by T. W. Randle. 


April 28th, 1843, J. B. Walker succeeded T. L. Douglas iu the pub- o 
lishing committee. In No. 2, Vol. 8, November 3d, 1843, Messrs. r^ 

70 singleton's NASHVILLE 

+3 Randle and Walker were succeeded in tlie publishing committee by 

§ Philip P. Neeley and Adam S. Riggs. November 15th, 1844, No. 3 

g of Vol. 9, Messrs. Neeley and Pk-iggs retired, and Messrs. Pitts and Han- 

•S ner became again members of the publishing committee. October 10th, 

S 1845, No. 50, Vol. 9, M. M. Henkle became coeditor with Mr. McFer- 

J^ rin. July 25th the office was removed to Market street, corner of Bank 

^ alley, and opposite Lanier & Morris, afterward Morris & Stratton. On 

g August 29th, 1845, Wm. Cameron became printer. Vol. 11, November 

5Q 27th, 1846, Mr. Pitts was succeeded by E. C. Slater, in the publishing 

. committee. Vol. 12, same editors and publishers. The name of the 
paper was changed in No. 1, Vol. 13, November 3d, 1848, from that 

*-j3 of "The South-western Christian Advocate," to "The Nashville 

d Christian Advocate," McFerrin and Henkle editors, and G-reen, Slater, 

•g and Hanner publishing committee. No. 3, Vol. 14, November 16th, 

.S Riggs and Pitts were succeeded, in the publishing committee, by G. 

^ W. Martin and L. C. Bryan. On May 30th, 1850, No. 31, Vol. 14, 

"g Mr. Henkle retired from the associate editorial chair, leaving Mr. 

2 McFerrin sole editor. On July 26th, the office was removed to Col- 

CQ lege street, two doors south of Union Bank, and opposite the Sewauee 

^ House. August 30th, Mr. Cameron ceased printing the paper. On 

y December 6th, 1850, Messrs. A. F. Driskell and Joseph Cross took 

,P the place of Messrs. Martin and Bryan in the publishing committee. 

This volume contained 61 numbers instead of 52, in order to carry 

g the volume to the end of the year instead of to November, as had 

^ been done previously. This year "The Louisville Christian Advo- 

_M cate " was merged into "The Nashville Christian Advocate," and the 

paper was called "The Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate," 

^ and published in Nashville, Vol. 15, No. 1, January 9th, 1851. Mr. 

■^ McFerrin editor, and C. B. Parsons associate editor. Mr. Driskell 

Q was succeeded, in the publishing committee, by R. C. Hatton. The 

,jj number for October 30th, had a Louisville committee added to it, 

Qh also, as follows: Messrs. E. Stevenson, W. H. Anderson, and E. W. 

c« Sehon. On November 20th, 1851, Mr. Hatton was succeeded by Mr. 

J. Mathews. Vol. 16, No. 1, commenced January 1st, 1852. On 

^ October 28tli, Messrs. Cross and Mathews were succeeded by Messrs. 

rq Edward Wadsworth and T. N. Lankford, in publishing committee. 

> Vol. 17, No. 2, commenced January 6th, 1853. April 21st, the 

^ name of the paper was changed to simply "Christian Advocate," 

p^ though the former name was retained in other parts of the paper till 

rA June 29th, 1854, after that the name of "Nashville Christian Advo- 


cate " was put on all the pages except tlie heading. October 27tli, ^ 

C. C. Mayhew succeeded Mr. Lankford. Vol. 18, No. 2, commenced O 

January 5th, 1854. On July Gth, the publishing committee was dis- S 

continued, Mr. McFerrin became sole editor. Published by E. Stev- -^ 
enson and F. A. Owen, for the Methodist Episco[)al Church South. 

November 16th, the price of the paper was reduced from .^2 to SI 50 ^ 

per annum, in advance. Vol. 19, No. 1, January 4th, 1855, with the -Sj 

same editor and publishers. Vol. 20, No. 1, commenced January 3d, f3 

1856. May 29th, Mr. Owen retired, and was succeeded by Mr. J. E. t^ 

Evans, and October 20th, returned to the same post. Vol. 21, No. 1, - 

commenced January 1st, 1857, same editor and publishers. Vol. 22. W 

No. 1, commenced January 7th, 1858. On June 24th, 1853, being O 

No. 25, of Vol. 22, Mr. McFerrin resigned the editorial control to Mr. m 

... CD 

II. N. McTyerie, previously editor of "The New Orleans Christian t^ 

Advocate." Mr. McT. was appointed to this post by the G-eneral Con- ^ 
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, who had met in this 

city the previous May. Mr. ^IcFerrin was appointed, at the same g- 

time, agent of the publishing house or book concern, after having ^ 

been editor of the "Advocate" eighteen years, or since the year P 

1840. The "Advocate " was discontinued on the evacuation of Nash- >-t 

ville by the rebels. p 

" The Quarterly Review of the ^lethodist Episcopal Church South," g^ 

was established by the General Conference, at its first session, in 1846, ^. 

and H. B. Bascom, D. D., LL. D., was chosen editor. The first num- a 

ber was issued at Louisville, Kentucky, January, 1847. At the second ^ 

session of the General Conference, in 1850, Dr. Bascom being made m 

Bishop, David S. Doggett, of the Virginia Conference, was chosen S 

editor of the "Review." The first number of Vol. 5, issued by him, o" 

at Richmond, Virginia, appeared January, 1851. Dr. Doggett con- »* 

tinned to edit the "Review" until August, 1858, when the General rf^ 
Conference, at its fourth session, held in Nashville, substituted for 

him T. 0. Summers, D. D. ? 

" The Sunday School Visitor," a monthly illustrated journal, designed ^ 
for Sabbath Schools, 30 cent,s per year, was established by the General 

Conference, at its second session, in St. Louis, in 1850, and Thomas ^ 

0. Summers, D. D., was chosen editor. The first number, a semi- ►? 

monthly of eight pages, was issued by him, at Charleston, South *^ 

Carolina, January 1st, 1851. He continued to edit it until Dcceni- CC 

ber, 1856, completing the fourth volume. L. D. Huston, D. D., § 

having been chosen editor by the General Conference, 1856, the size S- 


+i of the paper was reduced, and the first number of the new series was 
§ issued by him, at Nashville, in May, 1855. 

§ '-The Home Circle," a monthly periodical, devoted to religion and 
.^ literature, superroyal 8vo., each number G4 pages, 12 numbers to the 
Qj year or volume ; printed on fine calendered paper, and each number with 
^ one or more steel engravings; subscription §2 per annum, in advance. 
^ This periodical was first issued as the "Ladies' Companion," in April, 
g 1857, and edited by Messrs. McFerrin and Henkle. It was continued 
^ till April, 1855, under that name. The General Conference of 1856 
. changed its name to that of the "Home Circle," and Rev. Dr. L. D. 

Huston was chosen editor. The first number of this beautifully 
-*^ printed and interesting monthly was issued by him, in Nashville, in 
^ May, but under date of January, 1855. 

•g The first paper published in the United States, as the organ of the 
.S Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was " The Religious and Literary 

Intelligencer," devoted to Religion, Literature. Science, Agriculture, 
'g and General Intelligence. Edited and published by Rev. David 
S Lowry; A. Book, printer, Princeton, Kentucky. No. 1, of Yol. 1, 
CQ appeared December 16th, 1860. It was a weekly, with four columns 
^ to each page, and was continued about two years. This paper was 
b really the original of "The Banner of Peace." 
O " The Intelligencer " was then succeeded by " The Revivalist," 

issued at Nashville, edited by Messrs. James Smith, D. D., and Rev. 
g D. Lowry. This paper was weekly, and about two volumes were 
^ issued. The name was then changed to the " Cumberland Presby- 
^ terian," and edited by Rev. James Smith, in Nashville. It was con- 
® tinned till 1839, several volumes having been issued, when it was 
5^ discontinued. 

Ig A monthly journal, of 16 pages, called "The Banner of Peace," 
Q was then started in Princeton, Kentucky, March 1st, 1840, printed 
-M on an imperial octavo page, with two columns to the page, at $1 
Q< per annum, edited by the Rev. F. R. Cossitt (who is now residing in 
M Lebanon, Tennessee), and printed by M. Rodgers. Previous to the 
^ issuance of this paper, a violent controversy had arisen in Princeton, 
2 in relation to the removal of Princeton College to Lebanon, Tennes- 
pE^ see. This College was the pet of the denomination, and at this junc- 
^ ture Mr. Cossitt commenced this paper as an experiment — a kind of 

oil on the disturbed water — and called it "The Banner of Peace," or 
W peacemaker. Whether peace was made we have not found out, 
^ though the College was removed to Lebanon. After the issuance of 


the paper for one year, it was changed to a weekly of eight pages, O 

and four columns to the page, and it was called " The Banner of Peace ^ 

and Cumberland Presbyterian Advocate," price 62 50 per annum, H 

with the same editor and publisher. It was numbered Vol. 1, No. 7: ^ 

of this volume the earliest we have is dated January 21st, 1842. Vol, ^^ 

2 was commenced in Lebanon, Tennessee, in February, 1843, and 3 

changed in size to a small folio (imperial) sheet, four pages, and six S 

columns to the page. W. P. McClung, publisher; $2 50 per annum. t*l 

In 1845-6 increased in size, with same editor and publisher. In 1840 S 
it was enlarged to seven columns to the page, and Mr. J. T. Figures 
became publisher. At No. 27, of Vol. 8, January 24th, 1850, Messrs. 
William D. Chadick, D. D., and W. L. Berry became publishers, Mr. 
Chadiek editor. October 18th, same year, Rev. David Lowry con- 
ducted it. In July, 1853, Rev. William S. Langdon became editor, 

and Mr. Berry publisher. The paper was removed from Lebanon to « 






Nashville, and enlarged. Mr. L. was editor till May 28th, 1857, 

being No. 36, of Vol. 15, when Rev. William E. Ward became editor, p 

and the paper was enlarged from seven to eight columns to the page, g* 

issued every Thursday, at 82 per annum. ^ 

"The Ladies' Pearl," devoted to the various interests of the females qq 

South and West, was commenced. No. 1, of Vol. 1, October, 1852. p 

Revs. William S. Langdon and J. C. Provine, editors ; published by p^ 

Mr. Langdon. It was issued monthly, with numbers to the volume m 

and year, at $1 per annum; two columns to the page. Mr. Provine 2 

retired after October, 1855. Then, at No. 1, of Vol. 4, Mrs. Sue D. » 

Langdon, in conjunction with Mr. Langdon, became editors. It was y 

continued regularly to be published, in this city, until July, 1858, p 

when it was sold to Messrs. Logan and Brown, St. Louis, where it o 

was and is now still going on. About six volumes were issued here. >?* 

Each volume contained 450 pages, and was occasionally illustrated. J^ 

The first Baptist paper issued in the Western States was " The Jour- 

nal," printed in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1830, and afterward removed © 

to Cincinnati. A paper called " The Old Baptist Banner," was com- e^ 
menced in Nashville in 1838, edited by Rev. Washington Lowe. It 

was published monthly, and in octavo. He was succeeded in the tr" 

editorial chair by Mr. John M. Watson, and the paper removed to ^ 

Murfreesboro', and we have no further information on the subject. A ^ 

monthly paper, called " The Baptist Banner," was commenced about CQ 

this time in Shelbyville, Tennessee, by Mr. John L. Waller. " The o 

Baptist," the original of " The Tennessee Baptist," was commenced <^ 



74 singleton's nashville 

January, 1835, by Rev. Robert Boyte C. Howell, editor; printed 
§ monthly, by A. Buffington, at the office of " The Banner and Whig," 
S or afterward " National Banner," on an extra imperial sheet, 7^ by 
jaa 9^ inches, 16 pp., and 3 columns to the page, at $1 per annum, in 
'S advance, or ^1 50 at the expiration. The first number was reprinted 
>• from a smaller issue of 32 pp., and smaller size page. Vol. 2, 1837, 
^ W. Hassell Hunt & Co. became printers. At No. 12, Mr. Howell 
resigned the editorial chair to Mr. Matthew Lyon, a young minister 
who was born in Tennessee, but educated in South Carolina. The 
next volume (3d), commencing January 2d, 1837, was issued semi- 
® monthly — the same size. The number for August 16th announced 
^ Messrs. J. C. Carpenter & Co. as proprietors, Mr. Hunt still printing 
2 it, and Mr. Lyon editor. The next volume (4th), was published 
.S monthly, and the size reduced to a small duodecimo page, 3^ by 5^ 
^ inches, with 32 pp., and one column to the page. Mr. Howell again 
c3 became sole editor, Mr. W. H. Dunn publisher. Only two numbers 
<4J for Vol. 5, January and February, 1839, were issued, when the jour- 
<y nal was discontinued. About this time the Indiana Baptist paper, 
^ " The Western Pioneer," edited by Rev. J. N. Peck, at Alton, Illi- 
rt nois ; the Mississippi Baptist paper, at Natchez, edited by Rev. Mr. 
tn Vauo'han ; "The Baptist Banner," and "The Baptist," were merged 
O too-ether, and a paper was issued in Louisville, edited by the Revs. 
John A. Waller and Buck. The Tennessee subscribers falling off 
00 from this Louisville paper, " The Baptist " was recommenced Janu- 

^ ary 29th, 1844, under the control of the " Tennessee Baptist Educa- 
tional Society," C. K. Winston, J. H. Shepherd ai d J. H. Marshall, 
publishing committee, with Rev. Dr. Howell and Rev. W. Carey 
^ Crane, of Virginia, editors ; W. F. Bang & Co., publishers. It was 
"^ issued every Saturday, on a large superroyal sheet, 5 by 8f inches, 
p 16 pp., 8vo., at §2 per annum. Vol. 2, No. 1 (August 23d, 1845), 
Dr. Howell became sole editor. On August 22d, 1846, the last num- 
Pa ber was issued, and the paper was then donated to the General Bap- 
c8 tist Association of Tennessee, by Dr. Howell, who then retired. He 
was requested by the Association to continue his labors ; he did so, 
^ taking Rev. J. R. Graves as associate editor. Vol. 3 was then com- 
pq menced in September, 1846, and at No. 36 (May 1st, 1847), the name 
K^ was changed to "The Tennessee Baptist." It was published by 
Graves and Shankland, weekly, and printed by W. F. Bang & Co., on 




PQ a superroyal sheet, 12^ by 18f inches, 5 columns to the page, at $2. 
rA Vol. 4, No. 1, commenced August 28th, 1847, and the size of the 





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page was increased to 15 by 22 inches, with 6 columns to the i^age ; ^ 

same editors and publishers. At No. 44, June 24th, 1848, Mr. Graves 2 

became sole editor. Vol. 5, No. 7 (August 31st, 1848), Mr. Graves, ^ 

editor, with the old publishers. No. 8 of this volume was increased to e^ 

17i by 22 inches, with 7 columns to the page. Vol. G, No. 1, Sep- jj 

tember Gth, 1849 ; Vol. 7, No. 3, September 21st, 1850 ; Vol. 8, C^ 

No. 2, September 13th, 1851; Vol. 9, No. 1, September 4th, 1852; § 

Vol. 10, No. 7, September 10th, 1853. At No. 37, May 20th, 1854, § 

Wm. C. Buck and C. K. Hendrickson became corresponding editors, t^ 

Messrs. Graves and Marks, publishers; Graves, editor; size of page "* 

increased to 19^ by 25 inches. Vol. 11, No. 2, September 9th, 1854; ^ 
Vol. 12, No. 1, September 1st, 1855. J. B. Rutland became part 
proprietor. Vol. 13 (September Gth, 1856). At No. 17, for January 
3d, 1857, Mr. Graves became the sole proprietor and publisher. Vol. 

14, September 12th, 1857 ; the No. for October 3 (No. 5), takes the 
names of Graves, Marks & Co., as publishers ; and adding Messrs. ^ 
S. C. Rogers and E. F. P. Pool as senior partners. At No. 36, May p" 

15, Revs. J. M. Pendleton and A. C. Dayton became associate editors g' 
with Mr. Graves. Vol. 15, September 4th, 1858, same editors and ^ 
publishers. Vol. 16, September 3d, 1859 — at No. 8, October 31st, ^ 
Mr. Dayton retired. p 

" The Southern Baptist Review " is a quarterly, and contains GOO 5, 

pages per annum. Commenced in January, 1855. Messrs. Graves ^ 

and Pendleton editors, and published by Graves, Marks and Rutland. 2 

Vol. 2, Mr. N. M. Crawford became associate editor. Vol. 3, Mr. m 

Rutland retired. Vols. 4 and 5, Mr. A. C. Dayton became associate y 

editor. p 

A little periodical in an octavo shape was also issued from this o 

house, contemporary with •• The Review," called " The Children's i° 

Book." >^ 


About the middle of the year 1858, on account of the troubles 

oriiiiiKitina; from the dismissal of one of the members of the First o 

Baptist Church of this city, the project of establishing a paper by ^ 
the friends of that Church was agitated. The project assuming a 

definite shape, the paper was first issued under the title of the "Bap- tf 

tist Standard," November lOth, 1858, L. B. Woolfolk editor, and ►^ 

published at " The Banner " office. A weekly of seven columns to *^ 

the page; size of page, 18 by 24 inches, at S2 per annum. CQ 

"The American Presbyterian" was commenced January 8th, 1835, (^ 

printed and published by Mr. Joseph Norvcll, at $2 50 per year, with j-k 

76 singleton's nashville 

4J six columns to tlie page; ofl&ee on Union street; conclucted by an 
o ''Association of Gentlemen," and edited by Rev. Dr. J. T. Edgar. 
No. 42, October 22d, 1835, Mr. Edgar's name was put at the bead of 
the paper (though he had really edited it all the time), with the fol- 
lowing : "Aided by the contributions of the ministry, laity and friends 
of the Presbyterian Church, in the South-west." This heading was 
^ discontinued March 17th, 1836, their contributions not amounting to 
g much. Vol. 2, No. 1, January 8th, 1836. The last number of this 
paper, under this name, was issued December 29th, 1836, and it was 

^^- discontinued. 

" The Cumberland Magazine," devoted to the doctrines and practices 

-g of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, edited and published by 

p Rev. J. Smith. Quarterly of 48 pages 8vo., 1 column to the page, 

•g commenced in August, 1836. We have no further files. 

.S "The South-western Literary Journal and Monthly Review," edited 
by Messrs. E. Z. C. Judson and H. A. Kidd; published for the editors 

■fl> by A. Billings & Co. Each number had 64 pages, 8vo., 2 columns to 

^ page, at ^3 per year. It was commenced in November, 1844. The 


number for April, 1845, being No. 6, or the last of Vol. 1st, is the 

latest number we have to refer to, and we can't say how long it was 

^ "The South-western Law Journal and Reporter." A monthly 

publication for the Bench and Bar. Published by Messrs. AYilliam 
S Cameron a^d John T. S. Fall, Deaderick street, and edited by Milton 

A. Haynes, Esq., of the Nashville Bar. It was commenced January, 
vr^ 1844. Each number 24 pages, and two columns to the page, at 62 50 

per annum. The last number of this valuable periodical, and the 
^ only one of its kind ever attempted before and since in this city, or 
cS even in Tennessee, was issued for December, 1844, and was then dis- 
Q continued, to the regret of many. 

,*j " The Christian Review," the organ of the Christian or Campbellite 
p^i Church denomination, or sect, edited by Rev. Tolbert Fanning and 
^ others. Contributed to by Messrs. J. B. Ferguson, H. T. Anderson, 
^ J. Creath, jr., W. W. Stephenson and others. It was commenced 
^ January, 1844. A monthly of 24 pages, 8vo., two columns to the 
pb| page, 12 numbers to this volume and year, at $1 per annum. Vol. 2, 
^ No. 1, January, 1845, same editors and publishers. Vol. 3, January, 

1846, enlarged. We have no later files. 
W "The Parlor Visitor," organ of the First Baptist Church, Nash- 
yi ville, was commenced January, 1854 — monthly, 32 pages, 2 columns; 


printed by ^Ym. S. Langxlon & Co., and edited by Dr. W. P. Jones, O 

and Rev. W. H. Bayless, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was j^ 

added as coeditor; Mr. A. A. Stitt, of Methodist Book Concern, fc^ 

became printer for the editors, and the size and typography materially ^ 

enlarged and improved. It was now issued in 48 pages, at $2, and j^ 

sometimes illustrated by steel plates. The journal terminated its ^ 

career, under the above name, with No. 6, of Vol. 7, June, 1857, and 3 

from its ashes sprung up another journal, called fc^ 

"The Baptist Family Visitor," devoted to religious and moral lite- E!^ 
rature, commenced July, 1857, monthly, 48 pages, two columns, printed 

and published by Mr. T. M. Hughes. Only one volume was issued, q 

we believe. p^ 

"The Christian Unionist," a weekly religious newspaper, was issued ^ 

by Rev. John P. Campbell, editor, and, after a short existence, was ^ 

merged into a monthly periodical called "The Southern Magazine of oa 

Temperance, Religion, Education and General Literature," which ^ 

commenced May, 1858. Each No. 32 pages, Svo.,at $1. Published at p 

the IMethodist Book Concern, and edited by Mr. W. H. F. Ligon. g* 

After a short career, it expired. § 

"The Daily Christian Advocate" was issued during the 4th session S 

of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, p 

in this city, in May, 1858, and was principally a report of their p^ 

debates and proceedings. It was edited by Rev. J. B. McFerrin, and ►^ 
published by Stevenson & Owen, agents of Publishing House. Com- 2 
menced May od, 1858, and terminated about April 1st, 1858, at No. 26. «a 

"The Southern Ladies' Companion," edited by M. M. Henkle and ^ 
J. B. McFerrin, for the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was com- gs 
menced in April, 1847, and was printed by Wm. Cameron, at "The 
Nashville Christian Advocate " office. It was a monthly of 24 pages, 
two columns to the page, 12 Nos. to the volume. 

"The Christian Magazine," published by the Christian Publication 




Society of Tennessee, and the organ of the Campbellite or Christian o 


denomination, was probably commenced in 1848. No. 8, Vol. 5, was 
issued in August, 1852. It was a monthly of 32 pages, Svo., and two 

columns to the page, 12 Nos. to the year and volume, at 61. Pub- ^ 

lished by John T. S. Fall, and conducted, or edited, by Jesse B. 3 

Ferguson and J. K. Howard. *^ 

"The Gospel Advocate," organ of the Campbellites, was first issued ^ 

in 1854. It was a monthly, edited by Tolbert Fanning, Esq., and Mr. a> 

W. Lipscomb; published by Mr. J. T. S. Fall, 32 pages Svo., one ^ 

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^ column to page, at ^1 per annum. We have No. 4, of Vol. 4, for 

§ April, 1858, and no later. 

g "The Cumberland Almanac." This very useful old annual period- 

.53 ical stager should not be omitted. It was published from 1827 to 1837 

"§ by W. Hassell Hunt & Co. In 1838-39-40, by S. Nye. In 1844, by 

^ Berry & Tannehill, and edited by Wm. L. Willeford. From 1844 to 

-aj 1854, by W. F. Bang & Co., and edited by Willeford. From 1855 to 

o 18G0, by Bang, Walker & Co., and edited by Alex. P. Stewart. It was 

CQ published in a duodecimo form, and had usually about 48 pages. 

''The Opposition," a weekly Opposition, Whig, Know-Nothing eam- 

paign paper (during the struggle for the Governorship, between the 

'^ old incumbent, Governor Isham G. Harris, and Colonel John Nether- 

^ land— the former again becoming the victor), was issued in 8vo. form, 


IG pages, two columns, at 50 cents, by the proprietors of the "Bepub- 
lican Banner," Messrs. Bang, Walker & Co., and of "The Nashville 
^ Patriot," Messrs. Smith, Camp & Co. Commenced May 3d, 1859, and 
terminated with No. 13, July 29, 1859. It was edited by an Execu- 
tive Committee, composed of Hon. Felix K. Zollicoffer, Allen A. 
^ Hall, Esq , Mr. S. N. Hollingworth, P. W. Maxey, Esq., and Mr. John 
^ Lellyett — though Mr. Hall did the greater part of the labor during 



f^ that exciting contest. The above paper is only one out of many which 

O have been issued, by both political parties, in this city, during the 
various hotly-contested elections of the previous 10 or 20 years; among 

^ which maybe mentioned "The Politician," which was issued from the 

^ old " Whig " office, during the political campaigns of 1844, 1848, 1852, 

^ etc., and edited by Mr. Allen A. Hall. It was issued in quarto form, 

® making several volumes, none of which are at hand. 

^ " The Legislative Union and American," being a fuller report of the 

■^ debates in our General Assembly than had previously been reported, 

Q was issued by "The Union and American" office, first at the session 

+a of 1857-8, in folio, commencing October 12, 1857, and terminating 

ft the 1st Vol. about March 23d, 1858, in 24 numbers, containing about 

j^ 184 pages. Volume 2 was issued in 8vo. form, commencing October 

^ 8th, 1859, and terminating with about No. 35, and 560 pages. 
^ " Young's Spirit of the South and Central American; a Chronicle of 

pq the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage," edited by Wm. H. 
Young and Madame F. Llewellen Young, was commenced April 17, 
1858. 12 numbers were issued here, when it was removed to Louis- 

W ville, and thence to Cincinnati, where its brief existence was ended. 

5Q The paper was originally published in New Orleans, as "The Central 



American," and ran a brief career in Memphis, ere it was removed to ^ 

Nashville. 2 

"The National Pathfinder" was commenced about January 0th, of ^ 

18G0, by Mr. T. M. Hughes, and published weekly, at ^1 per annum. ^ 

Each number contained eight pages, 10 by 14|- inches, and four ^ 

columns to jJage. C^ 

"The South-western Monthly" — a journal devoted to literature, ^ 

sciences, education, the mechanic arts and agriculture, and to the early ^ 

history of the South-west. It was edited by Wm. Wales, Esq. (now y 

a resident of Baltimore), and published monthly, by Wales & Roberts, "■ 

commencing January 1st, 1852. Each number had 6-i pages 8vo., q 

with two columns to the page, at $3 per annum. Vol. 2, No. 7, July, 2^ 

1852. The last number issued was No. 6, of Vol. 2, for December, ^ 

1852. Almost every number of this valuable monthly was illustrated ^ 

by elegant steel engravings, which Mr. Wales had imported from 3 

England. They were principally engraved by Mr. Edward Roberts, j^ 

of England, a brother of Mr. John Roberts, the publisher of the go 

journal. This periodical is filled with numerous historical narratives g* 

and facts, relating to the history of Nashville and of the State, col- ^ 

lected by and at the solicitation of Mr. Wales. Mr. W. was one of ^ 

the earliest members, and most active promoters of the objects of the p 

Historical Society. They have lost a valuable member by his removal 5 

from our city. ^ 

A Temperance paper was established here, called "The Tennessee o 

Organ," in 1817, by Rev. John P. Campbell, who was editor and pub- ^ 

lisher, and who had the services, during the latter part of the year, of m 

Rev. F. E. Pitts. In 1848 Mr. Campbell sold an interest in the ^ 

" Organ " to A. Nelson, who was then publishing the "Daily Gazette" o 

and "Christian Record." Subsequently Mr. Nelson became the sole ^ 

proprietor and editor of "The Tennessee Organ," and continued so J^ 
until the latter part of the year 1851, or the beginning of '52. During 

all this time "The Organ" had a vigorous and prosperous career, and © 

a large circulation. Mr. Nelson sold the paper to Dr. William S. e^ 
Langdon, who subsequently disposed of it to Dr. R. Thompson and 

Wm. G. Brien, Esq., in whose hands it expired, we believe, in 1854. fr" 

Ales. R. Wiggs, Esq., published another Temperance paper here in *-i 

1854-55, called " The Fountain," but closed its publication at the end *<< 

of the first volume. ^ 


"The Temperance Monthly" was commenced in McMinnville, o 
January, 1858, and edited by Mr. George E. Purvis. It was removed e-t' 

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^ to Nashville, April, 1859, and edited by Mrs. Emelie C. S. Chilton, 
a and assisted by Mr. R. M. Weber. Proprietor and publisher, Mr. E. 
g L. Winham; monthly, at $1 per annum, with 32 pages in each 
•S number. The title "and Literary Journal," was added to the last 
5 volume. 

^ " The Nashville Monthly Record of Medical and Physical Sciences," 

^ was formed by the union of " The Memphis Medical Piecorder," and 

g of " The Southern Journal of Medical and Physical Sciences," pvib- 

W lished at this place, and edited by Dr. R. 0. Currey. "The Memphis 

. Journal " was commenced in Memphis July, 1852. Published 

bi-monthly by the Memphis Medical College, six months, forming one 

^ volume per annum; edited by Messrs. A. P. Merrill and Charles Todd 

^ Quintard. The first article in the first number was written by Dr. 

•S Wright. July, 1855, Mr. Morrill became sole editor. July, 1857, 

,^ Dr. Daniel F. Wright became editor. The last number was issued in 

^ March, 1858. 

■g The "Nashville Monthly Record of Medical and Physical Sciences,' 
^ formed by the union of the above-mentioned journah, was commenced 
CQ September, 1858. It was edited by Drs. D. F. Wright and R. 0. 
^ Currey, and printed by A. A. Stitt, at the Southern Methodist Pub- 
y lishing House. It was issued monthly, forming one volume per year, 
O of IGO pages, at ^2. At No. 11, Vol. 1, July, 1859, Dr. Currey 
retired, and was replaced by Drs. John H. Callender and Thomas L. 
g Maddin. The title of No. 2, Vol. 2, was changed in No. 2, Vol. 2, to 
simply " Nashville Monthly Record," and subscription price increased 
^ to $2 50 per annum, in advance. 

The first number of " The Nashville Journal of Medicine and 
Surgery," a well known and highly esteemed journal, was issued 






d February, 1851. It was projected as a kind of ally or coadjutor to 

Q the Medical Department of the University of Nashville, and was 
-4J edited by two of the Professors of that Department, Messrs. W. K. 
g^ Bowling, M. D., and Paul F. Eve, M. D. The first volume was 

issued bi-monthly, and contained 384 pp., and was published by John 
T. S. Fall, Esq., who has continued to publish it to the present day. 
Publication price, $3 per annum. The nest and succeeding years, it 

pc^ was issued monthly. This year (1852), there Avere two volumes issued, 
^ each containing 384 pp. Vol. 6 contained 458 pp., and Mr. Wm. 
Cameron became co-publisher. Vol. 7 contained 536 pp., increased 
PQ its pages to 552. Dr. Eve retired from the editorial supervision in 
02 January, 1858, being No. 2, of Vol. 14. R. C. Foster, 4th, 31. D., and 


George S. Blackie, M. D., were at this time admitted as coeditors with O 

Dr. Bowling. ^ 

" The Southern Medical Journal of the Medical and Physical bd 

Sciences;" published bi-monthly, commencing January, 1853, by {^ 
John F. Morgan, Nashville, at $2 per annum, in advance — 4G0 pp., 
1st Vol. Conducted by Drs. John W. King, Wm. P. Jones, Richard 

0. Currey, and B. Wood; Frank A. Ramsey, of Knoxville, associate 3 

editor ; T. A. Atchison, of Kentucky, and E.. L. Scruggs, of Louisiana, W 

corresponding editors. Mr. Scruggs retired on the completion of the ^ 

volume. Volume 2, January to November, 1854, contained 4G0 pp., ^ 

and printed by W. F. Bang & Co. Volume 3, January to November, o 

1855, contained 468 pp., and was published and printed in Knoxville, {jt* 

Tennessee, by Mr. J. B. G-. Kinsloe. Messrs. Ramsey and Atchison o 

retired from this connection with the journal at the commencement of (^ 

this volume. Volume 4, January to July, 185G, contained seven oo 

numbers, with 432 pp. This volume, and others following, were qj 

issued monthly; published by Kinsloe & Rice, at $3 per annum, and p 

was considered the organ of the East Tennessee Medical Society, g* 

Messrs. Ramsey and Atchison resumed their association with the ^ 

monthly, and Dr. Currey became principal editor. Volume 5, m 

January to June, 1857, 460 pp., was enlarged and much improved, p 

typographically, and in paper. The last volume issued was Vol. pu 

6, July to December, 1857, 465 pp., and it was discontinued. This ^ 

journal, like many others, was not remunerative, though having 2 

distinguished merit. It is a well known fact that a great majority of oa 

the Medical Journals of the United States have proved unremunera- y 

live, though they have often been upheld by their founders for many p 
years, through a noble desire to do good to our suffering bodies, by 
the dissemination of the proper information on the various medical 

" The Tennessee State Agriculturist." We have no definite infor- 


mation in relation to this periodical, except that it had been edited o 


by Mr. T. Fanning, and contributed to by Dr. Girard Troost and Dr. 
John Shelby, that it was published for six years by Messrs. Cameron 
& Fall previous to August 1st, 1846, and then merged into " The ^ 


Southern Agriculturist." 

" The Tennessee Farmer and Horticulturist." A monthly journal 
devoted to the improvement of agriculture, horticulture, and the 
mechanic arts — and the promotion of domestic industry. Printed o 
by B. R. McKinnie & Co., edited and published by Charles Foster, c^ 


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4J eacli number 24 pages 8vo, at $1 per annum, commencing September 

« 1st, 1846. We have no further files. This periodical was illustrated 

g by wood cuts, which were made by the editor himself. A rare exam- 

•S pie of industry and enterprise in going through the labor both of 

Qj editing and engraving. 

r^ " The Naturalist, and Journal of Agriculture, Horticulture, Educa- 

^ tion and Literature," conducted by Isaac Newton Loomis, John 

g Eichbaum, J. Smith Fowler, and Tolbert Fanning. Printed at the 

^ Franklin College, Tennessee, five miles east of Nashville. A monthly, 

- twelve numbers to the year and volume. Each No. 48 pages, at S2 

Commenced January, 1846. At No. 6 the title was changed to 

'-H " The Naturalist and Journal of Natural History, Agriculture, Edu- 

fl cation and Literature. Last number of volume published December, 

•g 1846, and the work was stopped. 

.S " The Naturalist," devoted to science, agriculture, mechanics, arts, 
education and general improvement, was afterward commenced by Mr. 

■§ Fanning, he being editor, and illustrated by Mr. Chas. Foster. It 

^ was commenced in January, 1850. A monthly, of 24 pages, 8vo., one 

^ column to the page, at $1 per annum. Printed by J. T. S. Fall. On 

pd the completion of this volume it was merged into a periodical called 

^ " The Southern Agriculturalist," a monthly journal devoted to the 

^ agricultural interests of the Mississippi Valley. Edited by Dr. 

,^ Richard 0. Currey, 24 pages, 8vo., 2 columns, at SI. Commenced at 

O Vol. 7, January, 1851, being a continuation in numbering from " The 

^ Naturalist," etc., preceding it. We have no files of it. 

^ " The Farmer's Banner " was a synopsis of the agricultural articles 
published in " The Daily Banner," and was called a " Supplement to 

O the Republican Banner." It was commenced in 1855. 

^ " The Agricultural and Commercial Journal " was issued in Nash- 

fl ville in May, 1855, and how long before or after we do not know. 

■+a " The Tennessee Farmer and Mechanic," a journal of practical agri- 

^ culture and mechanics, was issued January, 1856, being a monthly of 

^ 48 pp., 8vo., with 2 columns to the page, at $2 per annum — 9 num- 

^ bers to 1st volume. Edited and published by Messrs. Boswell and 

S Williams. This work was contributed to by several of the best men 

p^ and writers in the country. Vol. 2, No. 1, January, 1857, the title 

^ was added to it — *' devoted to the interests of the farm and shop ; a 
monthly record of general agriculture, mechanics, stock-raising, fruit- 

W growing and home interests." Published by Smith, Morgan & Co., 

02 16 Deaderick street. Mr. Williams became sole editor of this vol- 


nme, witli Messrs. Dr. R. H. Hodsden and Colonel H. J. Cannon, as C5 
associate editors — Mr. Boswell having retired. Vol. 3, new series, ^ 
Vol. 1, No. 1, January 7th, 1858, changed to a weekly of 8 pp., 10 M 
by 1-1 inches, 4 columns to page, at ^2 per annum. Mr. Williams ^ 
secured the services of that talented lady, Mrs. L. Virginia French, ^ 
to edit the literary department of the paper. The name of this paper 
was " The Southern Homestead," an agricultural and family newspa- 
per. Mr. Thomas H. Glenn, the former commercial and city editor 
of the " Daily Patriot," became a partner and coeditor in the " Home- 
stead," in 1858, at No. 9, of new series. Vol. 4, No. 1, January 20th, 

1859, size increased to 12 by IG^ inches, and 5 columns to page, with o 

a very handsomely engraved heading. At No. 25, July 2d, 1859, ^ 

Mrs. French retired. The " Homestead " was published until shortly o 

after the breaking out of the war. o' 

" The Port-folio, or Journal of Free Masonry and General Litera- m 

ture." This interesting periodical was begun in July, 1847, by Mr. SQ 

Wilkins Tannehill, editor; and published by Mr. J. T. S. Fall. It P 

was issued monthly, in 32 pages, 8vo. , 2 columns, at ^2. Vol. 2, No. o* 

1, July, 1848. Vol. 3, No. 1, July. The last number (12) was for § 

June, 1850, and the elegant steel engravings, and the editorials were co 

models of good English, and full of valuable information. The ^ 

editor was a man much beloved and esteemed in this community, and P- 

a very industrious writer. The second edition of his History of Lit- ^ 

craiure, unpublished and in manuscript, is in possession of the His- 2 

torical Society, in 2 volumes folio. w 

" The Western Boatman," a monthly periodical, devoted to steam- feJ 

boat navigation. Edited by Mr. D. Embree, and published at Nash- P^ 

ville, by Anson Nelson & Co., at "The Christian Record " office. J^ 

Was commenced in January, 1848. Each number had 40 pages, and ^ 

1 column to the page. Price, $2 per annum. The second number q 

was issued in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the title added : " Containing a ^ 

Steamboat Directory, and a Registry of Pilots and Engineers." No. O 

10, for June, 1849, was issued at St. Louis, Missouri. ^ 

On the 2Sth of Februai-y, 1862, a new paper, bearing the title of 
" The Nashville Times" (daily), was issued from "The Union and 
American " office, by a number of the former employes of that estab- 
lishment. It was printed on a small sheet, and only thirteen num- 

bers were issued. e^- 

. "The Evening Bulletin " was started by " An Association of Print- 
ers," on the 2Gth of March, 18G2, but only sis numbers were issued. 

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" The Nashville Daily Union " was established on the 10th of April, 
C3 18G2, by " An Association of Printers," with S. G. Mercer as editor. 
A weekly was also published in connection with the daily. These 


S papers were issued from the " Patriot " printing office. On the 23d 


^ of November, 1863, the publishing firm was announced as Wm. Cam- 

,^ eron & Co. On the 22d of December, 1863, Mr. Mercer's connection 

^ with^ the " Union " terminated, and it has since been edited mainly by 

g J. B. Woodruff and W. Hy. Smith. 

^ On the 14th of April, 1862, the first number of "The Nashville 

. Dispatch" (daily), was issued by the " Dispatch Printing Company," 

^ from the " Tennessee Baptist" printing office. It was removed to the 

'^ printing office of " The Republican Banner" on the 25th of Novem- 

^ ber, 1862, from which establishment it is still issued. 
.S " The Constitution" (daily), was issued by the " Cumberland Print- 

J^ ing Association," on the 5th of July, 1862, with George Baber as 

^ editor ; but it was suspended after eleven numbers had been printed. 
-g "The Nashville Daily Press" was commenced on the -Ith of May, 

2 1863, by Truman, Barry & Co., with Benjamin 0. Truman as editor. 

M Mr. Truman withdrew on the 1st of July, 1863, and the style of the 

^ firm was changed to Barry, Winham & Co., who continue to publish 

y the " Press." On the 10th of July, 1863, Edwin Paschal and L. C. 

O Houk wei-e announced as editors. On the 15th of August, 1863, Mr. 
Houk withdrew from the paper, and on the 15th of November, 1864, 

g Mr. Paschal's connection with the "Press " ceased. A weekly is pub- 

^ lished in connection with the daily. 

^ On the 3d of September, 1863, the first number of " The Nashville 

^ Daily Journal " was issued from the " Gazette " printing office ; J. F. 

^ Moore & Co. publishers, and L. C. Houk editor. James T. Bell was 

7g announced as the local editor. On the 9th of October, 1863, the 

Q publishing firm was changed to Wm. B. Tracy & Co., and on the 13th 

,jj of the same month, to John Blankenship & Co. The "Journal " was 

Ph suspended about the 1st of November, 1863. 
j^ " The Nashville Times and True Union " was established on the 

20th of February, 1864, S. C. Mercer editor. A weekly is published 
in connection with the daily. 

p^ A number of papers have been issued which we have not been able 
Pj to obtain much information about; such as the " Evening Beporter," 
"Ladies' Pearl;" also a paper once edited and published by jMr. 
W Duncan B. Claiborne (deceased), and quite a number of ephemeral 



and facetious sheets, as " Harper's Theatrical Bulletin," issued in 
1S57, the " Man About Town," and the " Kaging Tad," earlier. 


Our Directory would be incomplete, if there was not some mention 
made of the above building and of its contents. It is to a stranger 
coming in our midst the chiefest and first object of attraction, at least 
in an architectural point of view. Connoisseurs, practical architects 
and traveling gentlemen of intelligence, who have visited our city since 
its erection, pronounce it the most completely finished edifice within 
their knowledge. We are enabled to give a pretty well executed wood- 
cut view of the building, which, though the best representation of it 
which has yet been produced, still gives but a fjiint idea of its mag- 
nitude, elegance and exquisite symmetry of proportion. It is an 
honor alike to the genius of the distinguished architect, Mr. Strick- 
land, who is buried within its walls, and to the legislative bodies which 
have successively voted the appropriations necessary for its erection 
and completion. 

Like all similar public improvements, it has had from the first, 
among the ignorant and narrow-minded, its bitter enemies. Some 
years ago, when a proposition was made in the Legislature to make a 
further appropriation of 8200,000 for the prosecution of the work, 
one gentleman — a " member" from the fastnesses of the far inter iur — 
rose in his place, and offered a bill in lieu, reducing the amount to 



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+J $10,000, alleging that the sum named was amply sufficient to complete 

Gj the building, whitewash it thoroughly, and put a good, substantial 

g fence around it! Such was the kind of opposition against which the 

.S more enlightened members of our General Assembly had to contend. 

^ [t may very well be doubted whether the noble edifice which now 

r^ so proudly crowns the loftiest eminence in our city, would ever have 

'^ been built, if the apparently extravagant style and cost of erection up 

g to the present time, had at first been known. Yet, as compared with 

^ the cost of other State Capitols, the amount is not great. The entire 

. cost of the Ohio State-house will probably be between $2,000,000 

® and $3,000,000. It is said that something like $1,000,000 has 

*-^ already been expended upon the South Carolina State-house, which is, 

rt as yet, but about half built. When one story had been completed and 

•3 arched over, we understand that it began to show alarming signs of 

•S weakness, the arches opening in some places to a width of several 

inches — the result of unskillful work about the foundations. The 

% entire walls were taken down and rebuilt by and under the super- 

5»< intendence of more skillful architects. The Custom-house at New 

5Q York cost about $900,000; the New York Merchants' Exchange, 

^ $1,200,000, and the Girard College, at Philadelphia, something near 

p $3,000,000 altogether. The elevation of this last building was 

Pn originally designed by Mr. Strickland. 

,jj Our State has been peculiarly fortunate in the construction of its 

Q Capitol. In the first place, the funds have been honestly expended ; 

i> the Commissioners were honest, intelligent and liberal men in their 

^ views, and have never received or desired one cent for their services 

^ during the whole period of the erection of the building, fifteen years ; 

^ though, at times, their proceedings as to matters of taste have been 

ei severely criticised on all hands, and the successive Legislatures have, 

^ on several occasions, treated them very cavalierly in the examination 

■*j of their accounts, though they have invariably found every thing cor- 

Q< rect to the letter, as far as their proceedings were concerned. Previ- 
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ously to the year 1843, the seat of government of the State had not 

« been finally settled upon. It had been located at various times at 

S Knoxville, Kingston, Murfrcesboro' and Nashville. The Davidson 

fsH county Court-house had been used previously for the meetings of the 

^ Legislature; but the building becoming too small for the increasing 

numbers of the body, the project of building a State Capitol was 
W spoken of, but the permanent location of the seat of State govern- 
02 ment had first to be determined on. Its location at Nashville was not 


by any means a fixed ftict, though the sessions of the Legislature had O 

been held there for some years ; that is for the years 1812-13-15, j^ 

and from 1820 to that time. Almost every town in the State, having t^ 

any pretensions at all to eligibility or convenience of position, had ^ 

their advocates. The following places were successively voted for : ^ 

Woodbury, McMinnville, Franklin, Murfreesboro', Kingston, Leba- 3 

non, Columbia, Sparta, Grallatin, Clarksville, Shelbyville, Harrison, S 

Chattanooga, Cleveland, Athens, Knoxville, and, finally, Nashville. td 

The location had once been fixed at Kingston ; but, on a reconsid- S 

eration of the vote, Nashville was triumphant, though this result " 

must be mainly attributable to the liberality of our city, having pur- o 

chased the present Capitol, then Campbell's Hill, from the Hon. G. ^ 

W. Campbell, for $30,000, and presenting it to the State as a free o 

gift. This act was passed October 7th, 1843. The project of build- ca 

ing a Capitol was then urged, and twenty-four days after the passage so 

of the act just mentioned, an act was passed (January 30th, 1844} ^ 

making the first appropriation to the capitol — $10,000. Commissioners p 

were appointed — Wm. Carroll, (Gov.) Wm. Nichol, John M. Bass, g* 

Samuel D. Morgan, James Erwin and Morgan W. Brown. To whom ^ 

were added, May 14th, 1844, James Woods, Joseph T. Elliston and ^ 

Allen A. Hall ; John M. Bass, Chairman, and March 31st, 1848, p 

appointed President, which position he held till March 31st, 1854, p^ 

when Samuel D. Morgan was appointed, and still holds it. April ^ 

20ih, 1854, Messrs. John Campbell, John S. Young and Jacob ^ 

McGavock were appointed Commissioners by Governor Johnson, m 


By act of February 28th, 1854, Messrs. R. J. Meigs and James P. y 

Clark wei*e appointed Commissioners. Mr. John D. Winston ap- p 

pointed Commissioner by the Governor. The following Governors of <^ 

the State have, ex-ofiicio,held the office of Commissioners : Wm. Carroll, i" 
James K. Polk, James C. Jones, Aaron V. Brown, Neil S. Brown, Wm. 

Trousdale, Wm. B. Campbell, Andrew Johnson, and our present ^ 

Governor, Isham G. Harris. Messrs. Nichol, Erwin, Elliston, Bass, o 

have resigned. Messrs. Brown, Woods and Young died. Of the g; 

Governors, Messrs. Carroll, Polk, Jones and A. V. Brown have died. _^ 

Upon the first appointment of the Commissioners, they were extremely tr" 

fortunate in securing the services of so distinguished an architect as 2 

Mr. Wm. Strickland, of Philadelphia, than whom no man of his pro- '^^ 

fession in the country had a wider or more merited fame. CQ 

The ground was begun to be cleared off of the site about the 1st of 3 

January, 1845, foundations dug, and nearly finished by the 4th of e^ 


singleton's NASHVILLE 



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July, on which clay the corner-stone was laid in the south-east corner 
of the building, with imposing ceremonies, just fourteen years and 
seven months ago. An eloquent oration was delivered on the occa- 
sion, by the Hon. J]dwin Ewing. The building was carried on regu- 
larly and steadily, without error or interruption, till the time of Mr. 
Strickland's death, April 7th, 1854. His funeral ceremonies were 
conducted in the Representative Hall, and he was entombed in a recess 
in the wall of the north basement portico, after having lived to see the 
principal part of the work finished. There are but few instances in 
which so noble a work has served as the tomb and monument of its 
designer. Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral, 
London, and the architect of the Cologne Cathedral, are the noted 
examples of the sort. 

After the death of Mr. Strickland, the work was for several years 
carried on by his son, Mr. F. W. Strickland. 

The last stone of the tower was laid July 21st, 1855, and the last 
stone of the lower terrace, March 19th, 1859, which completed the 
stone work. 

The building was first occupied by the Legislature October 3d, 
1853. The following table shows the cost of the building each year 
since its commencement: 








^PPy°- tureon 





Total ai>pro. 
priation of 
each year. 

Jauuary 30, ISM. 
*.Iaiiuai"y 0, 1S40. 
January 5. 184()... 
February "J, 1850. 
January"^!, 1852. 
February 28, 1854 
February 28, 1856 



f 10,000 











150,0(/'0 To Oct. '68 To Oct. '67 
776,G04 9'J, 42,150 

Oct. '57 
23,701 44 

Oct. i, '57 
41,222 30 

Oct. 1. '57 
10,821 27 

1844 to 1859 

S9OO,50o'776,(i04 99 


$23,701 44 

^41,222 30 

10,821 27 


•$16,00J per annum for two years, jf $60,000 per annum for two years. 

A concise statement of the site, plan and structure of the building 
is indispensable to the formation, by distant readers, of a correct idea 
of its appearance, though a verbal description, even with the help of 
the picture, must, of course, be very imperfect. The State-house is 
a parallelogram, 112 by 239 feet, with an elevation 64 feet 8 inches 
above an elevated terrace walk which surrounds it, or 74 feet 8 inches 
above the ground. Rising through the center of the roof is the tower, 


wliicli is 36 feet square, and 80 feet high. The main idea of the ele- o 

vation of the building is a Greek Ionic temple, erected upon a rustic 2 

basement, which, in its turn, rests (in appearance) upon a terraced bd 

pavement. The building has four fronts — on every side — north, q» 
south, east and west, each side graced with a noble portico. The end 

porticoes — north and south — are each composed of 8 magnificent Ionic ^ 

columns. The side porticoes — east and west — are composed each of -^ 

6 columns. These columns, 28 in all, are each 4 feet in diameter, by S 

33 feet high, and rest upon the entablature of the basement. This Er* 

entablature is supported by a rusticated pier rising through the base- 


ment story, under each column of the portico above. The end W 
porticoes are capped by an entablature, which is continued around the o 
building. Above this entablature is a heavy pediment. The side eg 
porticoes are capped by the entablature and double blocking courses. 
The building inside is divided into three stories — the crypt, or 
cellar; the basement, or first floor; and the main, or second floor. 
The crypt is used for the State Arsenal, and for furnaces and the like. 
The basement has a passage or hall through the center of the building 
204 feet long by 24 feet wide, crossed transversely by three halls, the B 
main one 100 feet long by 30 feet 3 inches; hight of this floor, 16 g 







feet 4 inches. This floor is divided in Supreme and Federal Court 
rooms, each 35 feet by 52 feet 8 inches, and offices for the Governor, p^ 
the Comptroller, the Treasurer, the Secretary of State, Register of ^ 
Lands, Superintendent of Weights and Measures, and Keeper of 2 
Public Arms, and Clerks of the Supreme and Federal Courts (each of m 
which is 16 by 34 feet), and by the Archive-room, which is 34 feet m 
square. This room is fitted up in a handsome manner, with book and p 
paper cases made of white walnut, and the room otherwise handsomely o 
furnished. The Court-rooms are also well furnished — the Supreme i° 
Court-room in a very excellent manner. The main floor is reached by ^ 
a handsome flight of 24 steps, 11 feet wide, at the west end of the 
basement transverse hall. The balusters, or hand railinc; of this stair- ^ 
way, are of East Tennessee marble, a most beautiful colored mottled 
marble, very hard, and taking a high polish. The transverse hall of 
this upper is the same as that of the lower floor in dimensions. The 
longitudinal hall of this floor is 128 feet 2 inches long, by 24 feet 2 




inches wide, the side passages as below. The hight of these halls, *<i 

and of all of the rooms of this floor, is 39 feet. The rooms are, the Zfi 

Representative Hall, 61 by 97 feet; Senate Chamber, 34 feet 8 inches Jg 

by 70 feet 3 inches; Library Rooms, respectively 16 by 34, and 34 S- 

90 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ bj 34 feet, and Committee Rooms, eacli 16 feet 8 inclies by IG feet 

§ 8 inches. 

S The Representative Hall is a truly noble apartment, and an honor 

,^ to the genius and taste of the architect. Tlie main floor, 61 by 97 

|H feet, is flanked on the east and west sides by eight committee rooms, 

> 16 feet 8 inches by 16 feet 8 inches. Above these rooms, on each 

«^ side, are the public galleries. The front of each of these galleries is 

o graced by eight coupled columns, 21 feet 11 inches high, and 2 feet 

K2 10 inches in diameter, of the Composite order, and fluted. The shaft 

of each column is of one block of stone, and capped by exceedingly 

® graceful and elaborate capitals, the device of the architect. This room 

tff is well furnished, and windows curtained. The Speaker's stand and 

H screen wall is composed of red, white and black Tennessee marble. 

.^ The chandelier is from the establishment of Cornelius & Baker, of 

f3 Philadelphia, and is one of the largest, most elaborate, graceful and 

O costly chandeliers in the Union, and cost $1,500. The chief points 

4J in the design are representations of the natural, animal and vec,etable 

g productions of the State, such as cotton, corn and tobacco. There are 

^ also six buffaloes, extremely well executed, and a number of Indian 

rt warriors, each nearly two feet high, and of most excellent proportions. 

"t^ The burners are 48 in number. 

O The Senate Chamber, 34 by 70 feet, is also well fitted up, and is 
surrounded on three sides, north, west and south, by a gallery for the 

g public, 10 feet 9 inches wide, supported by 12 smooth Ionic columns 

^ of red Tennessee marble columns, each 10 feet 3 inches high, and 3 

^ feet 5^ inches in circumference, with black marble bases, and archi- 

® trave of red and white marble. This room has also a chandelier, 

^ similar in design to that of the Representative Hall, though smaller, 

'^ and of probably better proportions. 

Q There are 34 chandeliers, 11 brackets, 12 pendants, and 8 gasela- 

+j bras in the whole building, with 420 burners, with 1 chandelier of 40 

g. burners, 3 of 30 burners, 1 of 18, 1 of 15, 2 of 12, 6 of 8, 2 of 6, 18 

^ of 4, etc. All of these elegant gas fixtures were made by Messrs. 

^ Cornelius & Baker, of Philadelphia. 

^ Above the center of the building, and through the roof, rises the 

pq tower, supported by four massive piers rising from the ground, 10 by 

P* 12 feet. The design of this structure (the tower), for it is a noble 
work in itself, is a modified and improved reproduction of the 

M " Choragic Monument of Lysicrates," or, as it is sometimes called, the 

QQ "Lantern of Demosthenes," erected in Athens, about 325 B. C, and 


still standing. The tower is comj^osed of a square rustic base, 36 feet ^ 

square and 42 feet liigli, witli a window in each front. Above this 2 

the lantern, or round part of the tower, rises, 26 feet 8 inches in diam- ^j 

eter. by 37 feet high. It consists of a circular cell, with 8 most beau- n^ 

tiful three-quarter fluted Corinthian columns, attached around its outer j, 

circumference, with alternate blank, and pierced windows between C^ 

each two columns, in each of the two stories of the cell. The col- ^ 

umns have each a very elaborate and beautifully wrought capital of ^ 

the purest Corinthian style, and above all, a heavy entablature. The ^ 

column shafts are 2 feet 6 inches in diameter, by 27 feet 8 inches high, " 

and capital 4 feet high. The roof and iron finial ornament are, to- g^ 

gether, 34 feet high above the last stone of the tower, making the 2^ 

whole hight of the edifice above the ground 206 feet 7 inches, or over ^ 

400 feet above low water in the Cumberland river, near by. The fol- t^ 

.... ^ 

lowing table exhibits some of the principal dimensions of the building ^ 

at a ";lance : 


W^idth at the center, including side porticoes, each 13 feet wide 138 5 


IN- ^ 

Length 239 3 S- 

Length, iucliidiug terrace at each end, 17 feet wide, and projecting steps, IG q 

feet 10 inches ,300 8 P 

W^idth at each end 112 5 2 

Width at each end, including terrace, IT feet wide at each side 142 5 60 


Lower terrace, or pavement 2 t—. 

Upper terrace 8 ^ O 

From upper terrace to top of entabhiture of main building 64 8 tri 

End pediments, or of the roof. 18 oa 

Stonework of tower above roof of main building 79 2 

Iron finial ornament, together with the tower roof 34 



Total hight 20G 7 

Some of the more minute details should be mentioned. The roof 
of the building is constructed of rafters, composed of Cumberland 
river wrought-iron ties and braces, trussed in sections and joined 
together by cast-iron plates and knees, by wrought-iron purlins — the o 
greatest span of these wrought-iron rafters is over the llepresenta- S 
tives' Hall, a distance of sixty-five feet. The whole is sheathed and —j 
covered with copper. The water is conveyed from the roof b}' cast- ^ 
iron gutter pipes, eight inches in diameter, inserted in the walls, and 
is carried to basins under the terrace pavements all around the build- 
ing. This water will be eventually used to irrigate the grounds when 
completed. o 

There has been placed, on each step buttress, on each front of r»- 



92 singleton's nashville 

■+S the building, an ornamental iron lamp post, sixteen in number, made 

OJ at the establishment of Wood, Perot & Co., Philadelphia, which are 

g certainly the most elaborate and costly objects of the kind which have 

•SS yet been put up in iron in this country. Each post consists of a 

Qj composite fluted column, resting on a heavy base, and supporting 

r^ above a large glass lamp, with gas burners. Around this column, 

^ and standing on the base, are three youthful figures, nearly life size; 

g representing Morning and Night (female figures half draped), and 

M Noon, a youth holding a torch. A happy conception of the artist, 

. and a credit to him, keeping in view the price paid for them, and the 

^ time to do them in. There are 24 of these fis-ures altoaether. 

"H The walls of the building for the foundation are seven feet thick; 

rt the upper walls four and a half feet; the inner walls are respectively 

•g three feet, two feet eighteen inches, and twelve inches. All of the 

.3 inside walls are laid with rubbed stone ; the terraces, pavements, and 

the round part of the tower, square droved or chiseled ; outer walls of 

"g first story and square part of tower, rusticated work and tooled. The 

^ walls around the grounds will be drafted bush hammered. 

V2 The material of the building is of a stratified limestone, full of 

(^ fossils, some of it very hard, of a slightly bluish-gray tint, with cloud- 

^ like markings. It is found within a half mile west of the building, 

O in a quarry opened by the State, on the grounds of Mr. Samuel 

Watkins. Stones have been quarried from this place weighing, in 

g their rough state, fifteen or twenty tuns, and thirty or more feet long. 

^ One of the terrace stones of the building is eight feet three inches 

^ by fourteen feet, and the cap stones of the terrace step buttresses are 

® five feet ten inches by sixteen feet eleven inches, the heaviest weighing 

^ probably eight or ten tuns. The stone may be considered, both as to 

'^ durability and beauty of appearance, when worked, equal, if not 

Q superior, to any building stone in the Union. The building, or parts 

^j of it, have now stood the test of the storms of over fom-teeu years, 

CL, and is still without flaw, though our climate is exceedingly changea- 

d ble, and very destructive to building stone when much exposed, as 

^ some other of our public edifices, built by inferior limestone, will 

S show. The doors, and window frames, and sash are all of oak. The 

p^ stairways throughout are hanging, and of stone, except the tower 

^ and library steps, which are of iron. Nearly the whole of this work 

on the building was done by Tennessee mechanics and artisans. The 

W stone cutting and setting are most admirably done, and is not excelled, 


or hardly equaled, in the United States or Europe. 


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There yet remains work enougli to be done on the building and O 

grounds to exercise the liberality of future Legislatures. The S 

grounds, which are uninclosed, are in a most chaotic state, a mere 

mass of hus-e broken rocks, together with various dilapidated out- 

houses, altogether a disgrace to the State and city. If once com- ^ 

pleted, according to the original plan of the architect, and in a manner S2{ 

worthy of the building, the Capitol of Tennessee, with its grounds, g 

will probably be the eompletest establishment of the kind in America. ^ 

It is devoutly hoped that the work will be carried forward without y^ 

delay, and in a spirit of the largest and most enlightened liberality. |gj 





The railway system of the United States commenced about the ^ 
year 1830. In that year a road four miles long was built, over which i^ 
to transport ice, from a small lake near Boston to the sea. South 
Carolina, in the same year, began the Charleston and Augusta road, 
135 miles Ions;, and finished it in 1833. tr*- 




In 1831 a railroad spirit began to pervade the whole country, and 
then the Legislature of Tennessee incorporated a number of railroad 
companies ; but owing to the want of the proper enthusiasm among 
our people, all these projects slept. This state of public feeling was ^ 
mainly attributable, we suppose, to the severe money revulsion of ^ 
183G-7, which paralyzed, for a time, the efforts of commerce. At any ^ 
rate, it so effected the prospects of the country, that the projected ^ 
railroads were abandoned, and the work was not renewed with effect 
until 181:5, when the Georgia roads, working their way northward ^ 
approached Chattanooga. The construction of these roads spurred ^ 
our people to vigorous action, and the charters of the old enterprises g 
of 1831 were revived. The Nashville and Chattanooga, the pioneer 
road of the State, was then chartered, and some of the oldest and o 
ablest heads of this city labored zealously for its accomplishment, j^ 
Among those foremost in the work, were John M. Bass, John M. ^ 
Hill, Francis B. Fogg, Andrew Ewing, A. 0. P. Nicholson, V. K. ^s" 
Stevenson, John Bell, Willoughby Williams, William Nichol, S. D. ^ 
Morgan, Jo.seph T. Elliston and John Shelby. The vigilant and ^ 
powerful Press, too, maintained the enterprise. But chiefly is the i-s 
country indebted for the successful and speedy accomplishment of 
this important work, to the sleepless energy of its present President, 
V. K. Stevenson. He not only aroused, by his ingenuous eloquence, 
the people along the line to the great necessity of this improvement. 


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^ but, together with John C. Calhoun and other energetic spirits of 

§ South Carolina and Georgia, convinced their people of its importance, 

B and secured their aid in constructing it. Mr. Stevenson's letter of 

.M December 12th, 1846, to Mr. Calhoun on the necessity for the road, 

g was a forcible appeal for it. We would be glad, did our space admit 

^ its insertion here, as showing the state of the trade of Nashville then, 

<J and for the benefit of the comparison that could be drawn from it, 

O between the focilities of trade enjoyed over the Chattanooga road, 

M and those had by the old dirt roads, or even by our matchless macad- 

. amized turnpikes. 

® In the summer and autumn of 1846, John Edgar Thomson, the 

*-f3 celebrated engineer, with a corps of assistants, surveyed a line for 

pj this road, and reported so ftivorably of its practicability and probable 

•S costs, that his survey was adopted. From the concluding paragraph 

J^ of his report, we quote the following : " I will add that the consid- 

^ erations in favor of this work are so strong, 'its value to the farmer, 

-g mechanic and traveler so clear,' and its importance to the continued 

2 prosperity of your city so manifest, that I can not for a moment 

M believe that there will be lacking the enterprise or means necessary 

^ to carry it through when the subject shall be properly brought before 

^ the citizens of Tennessee. Its construction need not be a drain upon 

O their resources. A proper application of their time and labor, will 

enable them to complete most of the graduation and superstructure, 

g without materially interfering with its ordinary operation, and the 

^ iron may be made within the State, upon more favorable terms than it 

^ can be procured from any other quarter, leaving but little of its cost 

® to be expended for foreign labor or materials, and making its construc- 

iJ tion add to the activity of the population and the early development 

"^ of the resources of the State." 

p Of his reception and the hospitality of our people, he further 

,(j says: "I take this occasion to acknowledge the hospitalities to 
Qi myself and assistants by the citizens of Tennessee, upon the line of our 

<^ survey. It has been my fortune to have been professionally engaged 
in nearly every section of the Union, but I have nowhere met with 

^ so cordial a welcome, or observed such strong feelings manifested in 

pq favor of any enterprise, as by the people generally for this." Mr, 

^ Thomson, says a record of that time, charged nothing for his services 

upon tins survey. 
W In the summer of 1847, a proposition was made for the city of 

yi Nashville to take $500,000 worth of stock in the Nashville and 


Chattanooga Railroad Company, and the proposal was, by an order of o 
the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, laid before the citizens to be ^ 
tested by the popular vote. The vote was taken on the 3d day of t4 
July, and the result showed a large majority in favor of taking the gp 
stock. To pay this stock subscription, the bonds of the city were ^ 
issued in the year 1849. In the mean time, however, work on the road ^ 
had commenced, and it was pushed forward with great energy, even in g 
the face of the opposition of some of our citizens ; who, believing ^ 
that the Legislature had no power to authorize the city to issue bonds E] 
for this road, took legal steps to restrain their issuance. The suit, 
after having been carried to the Supreme Court, was there decided q 
favorably to the subscription. The indefatigable president of the ^ 
company was, during this time, canvassing the line of the road for aid, ^ 
and the records show that his duties were arduous indeed. Notwith- 
standing the opposition it met, the road went rapidly forward toward S 
completion, and, except a few mountain sections where the earth 
frequently slid upon the track, was completed in December, 1853 ; 
having been entirely constructed in the short space of five years. 
If we consider how this road passed for a great part of its length 
what was then a wilderness, through solid mountains, and over and 
through deep and dizzy ravines, it must be regarded a great work. p 

If we were asked what have been its advantages, we should point 
to the magnificent store-houses that have arisen magic-like upon our 





streets, and to their business, which, compared with that done over o 

the old dirt road, or even over the macadamized road, is as 100 to ^ 

1000. We should ask ourselves if we could now do without it? ^ 

We have said thus much of this road, because it was the pioneer p 

railway improvement in our State, and upon it was inaugurated the o 

internal improvement system so liberally endowed by our State Legis- iP 

latures of 1851-2 and 1853-4. In those years many of our main ^ 
lines of railroad received the bountiful aid of the State, and are to- 
day mighty monuments of the wisdom that placed them beyond per- 
adventure. Tennessee, and Nashville, too, may feel proud of the active 
part and interest they have in these great blessings of communication, 

these correctives of ignorance, which are building up and improving ^ 

our humanity. ^ 



Nashville having now become aroused to the importance of railway 
communication, urged upon the county the necessity of becoming 
interested in other lines, and of aiding them. So in March, 1853, the « 
city and county voted a subscription of §1,000,000 to four roads, rf- 


96 singleton's nashville 

+j as follows : to the Tennessee and Alabama, $200,000 ; to the Louis- 

§ ville and Nashville, 6300,000; to the Henderson and Nashville, 

I 8200,000, and to the Nashville and North-western, $300,000; all 

•S which roads were put under construction and have gone forward with 

Qj mixed speed toward completion, as the difficulties opposed or the 

^ energy enlisted allowed. 

^ The Tennessee and Alabama, the favorite company of our people, 

g judging from the vote it received at the election above mentioned, 

^ chartered to form a rail connection direct with the New Orleans, 

. Jackson and Great Northern Eoad, asked authority of the Legislature 
of 1857-8 to stop their road at Mount Pleasant, 57J miles — the 

'-^ company there agreeing to let go the State aid of about $100,000. 

^ This action of the company was regretted by many of our citizens, 

•g though the stockholders and the county court both agreed to the 

,S stoppage. The Legislature, at its recent session, reinstated this road 
upon its original plan, by rechartering the Southern Railroad Com- 

"g pfiny, which is designed to connect the Tennessee and Alabama with 

S the Memphis and Charleston, and the Mobile and Ohio roads, by 

2Q means of a branch road from its intended southern terminus at some 

rC3 point on the Tennessee river, to lukah, Mississippi. The Tennessee 

and Alabama road has a valuable ally in the Central Southern, which 

^ connects it at Decatur, Alabama, with the Memphis and Charleston 

,^ road, and will eventually with the Alabama Central and Tennessee, a 

© road in progress from Selma northward. The trade coming to this 

^ city over the Tennessee and Alabama, and the Central Southern, 

^ grows apace, and when these connections are completed our merchants 

^ will have cause to rejoice at the bulk of their business. 

^ The Louisville and Nashville road was commenced here in the spring 

Ig of 1853, and much work was done by the winter, when, by reason of 

p financial difficulties, the work stopped. It was commenced again with 

.^ vigor in 1855, and was not again stopped until completed, in October, 

&, 1859. No road connecting with this city has had more varied diffi- 

<^ culties than it during its construction ; and considering those difficul- 
ties it has been built in a remarkably short time — say five years afc 

^ most. Our citizens regard this road of chief value and importance 

pq to this place, opening up a new route to the Eastern and Western 

^ States and cities. The management of this road are striving to make 

^ it, as they believe it will be, the first road in the South; and if we 

W consider its connections, vre will be forced to fall into their belief. 

^ Its connections at this place diverge to all points; but in time its 


principal one will be the Tennessee and Alabama road. At present O 

the care and anxiety of its directory seem to be centered upon the ^ 

branch road from Bowling Green to Memphis. This will undoubtedly M 

be, for some years, its chief feeder from the South. The Louisville ^ 

and Nashville road ofiers the cheapest route to our merchants for their ^^ 

costly goods from the East — saving to them the insurance paid by ^ 

water transportation. ^ 

Depot buildings, for this road, are to be commenced here shortly, bd 

which will reach from Front to Market, and thence to College street. ^ 
The passenger building is to cost $65,000, extending from Market to 
College street. 

The Henderson and Nashville road, though little has been said 



about it, will in a few years lay at the doors of our trade a more o 

varied freight, perhaps, than any other coming into this place. Its o* 

connection, at Evansville, Indiana, with the North-western roads, will «» 

open a great grain market to us; and the proximity of the track to ^2 

inexhaustible coal fields will, we are assured, bring coal here at cheaper p 

rates than ever known to us before. A connection is proposed for o' 

this road from Hopkinsville to St. Louis, which, if constructed, will § 

open, between the North-west and the South-east, almost an air line co 

through Nashville. It passes throuoh the richest tobacco region of g 

Kentucky and the productive Red lliver Valley, whose produce have P- 

made Clarksville what she is — one of the principal tobacco markets tgj 

of this Union. The construction of this road in Kentucky, has been ^ 

retarded by circumstances over which the management has no control — ^ 

want of proper enterprise among the people along its line. But they tJ 

are awakening to their interests, and the road bids fair to reach an ?2- 

early completion. The military authorities have now possession of *-i 
this road, and run trains through to Clarksville. 

The Nashville and North-western, the last of those four roads to ^ 

which the $1,000,000 subscription of 1853 was made, was commenced j. 

in that year; but its construction, like all others mentioned, was o 

delayed partly by the opposition of the County Court, who refused, 
until ordered by the Supreme Court, to issue the bonds of the county, 
and by the money revulsion of 1857. Until the summer of 1859 its iy' 
finances were in a collapsed condition. In June of that year a propo- ^ 

sition was made that the city subscribe for $270,000 of stock in this 
company, and it was put to the vote of the city, and triumphantly 

carried. During 186-4 the military authorities finished this road as o 
far as the Tennessee river. ^ 

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During the war Nashville has become one of the most prominent 
military posts in the country, more especially since its occupation by 
the National troops, and has consequently attracted a large share of 


• r-4 


p^ attention. During the time the rebels held the city, it became a great 

^ depot for supplies for their armies, and large amounts of Quarter- 

g master's supplies, as well as munitions of war, were manufactured 

^ here. But during this time there wei-e very few soldiers stationed in 

. the vicinity of the city, and we had but little practical experience of 

war until after the capture of Fort Donelson, which induced the rebels 

^ to evacuate Bowling Green and Nashville. 
cs .... 

g The great panic in Nashville, which succeeded the capture of Fort 

•g Donelson, forms a memorable epoch in the history of the city. 

.2 Before ten o'clock Sunday morning, the 16th of February, 1862, a 

rumor — vague and indefinite, it is true — that Fort Donelson had sur- 

% rendered, and that the entire rebel force had been taken prisoners, 

Sh had found its way into the streets of the city, and was spreading with 

^ a rapidity which only such rumors can spread. It was the rebound 

^ which was least expected by the great mass, and it assumed the most 

g terrible proportions as it traveled. For instance, it was accompanied 

j^ with the statement that General Buell, with 35,000 men, was then at 

,,j Springfield, only 25 miles distant, and that a fleet of Federal gunboats 

GJ had passed Clarksville and would reach here by three o'clock in the 

^ afternoon, by which time Buell's army would arrive in Edgefield, 

■^ when the city would be shelled, without notice, and laid in ashes. 

These rumors created a consternation which it would be impossible to 

o portray. A reign of terror and confusion ensued, the like of which 

^ was never witnessed in Nashville, and not a man was there in all the 

R goodly city, who stepped forth to tell the people that there was no 

■g cause for the alarm to which they had given way. It was understood 

^ that the intelligence of the fall of Fort Donelson had been communi- 

j^ cated to Governor Harris by General Johnston, and that it was from 

^ the former the rumor proceeded. His office at the Capitol was besieged 

^ by anxious inquirers, and he was appealed to, through one of his aids, 

W to issue a proclamation, setting forth the facts as far as they were in 

^ his possession, which, of itself, would quiet the people; that, if left 
the victims of conjecture, the most wild and improbable stories would 

" obtain, causing a panic without a parallel, because without a sufficient 

CQ cause, while a simple statement of the ftvcts as they really existed. 


without any attempt at explanation, would liave a tendency to allay O 

the excitement that then existed. The Governor, however, declined ^ 

to issue a proclamation. Some thought that General A. S. Johnston td 

should issue a proclamation, others that the Mayor should, and still go 

others that the editors of the respective papers, who were quite profi- i^ 

cient in "making the woi'se appear the better part," should issue ^ 

extras assuring the people that matters were not half so bad as they ^ 

appeared. Nothing, however, was done to quiet the people, who were ^ 

almost deranged with excitement, and hundreds were seen hurrying ^ 
to and fro, preparing to flee, as for dear life, before the approach of 

an "enemy" they feared but little less than if they had been semi- © 

barbarians. pf 

The services at the churches were generally discontinued, in con.'^e- o 

qucnce of the excited state of the public mind, and, unfortunately, ^ 

some of the pastors, in dismissing their congregations, added to the oa 
intensity of the excitement instead of allaying it. Many of those 

who attended one of the churches, misapprehending, perhaps, the p 

purport of what the pastor said, returned home and reported that he g' 

had advised his hearers to quietly retire from the city for fear of an ^ 

insurrection. We can not think that such advice was given, but he 2 

was so understood by a number of his congregation, and it produced p 
the most painful apprehensions in the minds of those who heard him, 

as well as those to whom they communicated their impression of what ^ 

he said. A moment's reflection, however, should have satisfied every ^ 

one that there was no danger to be apprehended on this score from the ^ 

servile or any other portion of our population. y 

About this time (say eleven o'clock) a report was put in circulation, p 

as coming from Governor Harris, that the women and children must bp o 

removed from the city within three hours, as at the expiration of that f° 

time the enemy would shell the place and destroy us. This outrage- ^ 

ous story created the most terrible alarm wherever it went, and it ^. 

spread like wildfire. It was denied that Governor Harris had made © 

such a 'statement, but there is little doubt that this rumor hurried ^ 
hundreds from the city, as the contradiction traveled much slower 

than the original story. Men and women were to be seen running to t* 

and fro in every portion of the city, and large numbers were hasten- ^ 



ing with their valuables to the several railroad depots, or escaping in 
private conveyances to some place of fancied security in the country. 
The hire of private conveyances was put up to fabulous prices, and it o 
was only the wealthy who could enjoy the luxury of a ride on that 



100 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ day. Large numbers, in their eagerness to escape from the city, left 
§ on foot, carrying with them such articles as they wished to preserve, 

either as mementoes or for their comfort, and, of course, these must 

necessarily have been few. 

The archives of the State were hastily packed up and shipped in a 

special train, during the afternoon, to Memphis, whither they were 
^ accompanied by the Governor and heads of departments. The Legis- 
g lature met at an early hour of the morning, and went through the for- 
mality of adjourning to meet upon the call of the Governor, who noti- 
. fied them to meet at Memphis on the 20th of the month. It is said 

the members of the Legislature presented rather a ludicrous appear- 
'■^ ance as they trudged off toward the depot of one or the other of the 
(^ railroads, each one with his trunk on his back, or carpet sack and 
•g bundle in hand. As it was next to impossible to procure a vehicle 
.S to convey one even to the dej^ot, those who chose not to witness the 

promised exhibition of fire-works by General Buell and Commodore 
'g Foote, "stood not on the order of their going." 

S These movements of the Governor and Legislature had a tendency 
CQ to increase the excitement, while the passage through the city at an 
,£3 early hour in the day of a large portion of General Johnston's army 
y from Bowling Green, was another incentive to the growth of the 
^ panic, which continued to spread until it seemed to have seized upon 
,jj almost every one. Go where a person would, the question met him at 
O almost every other step, "What are you going to do?" or, "What shall 
^ I do ? " To the former, the most frequent reply was, " I don't know," 
<(d< with here and there an exception, " I shall stay and take care of my 

family." Very few appeared inclined to give advice in the midst of 
Qj such a panic, even to their most intimate friends, so that the second 
^ question was rarely answered, and each man was left to decide for 
Q himself whether he should leave the city, and go, he knew not where, 
-M nor for why, or remain and take his chances with those who had pru- 
^ dence enough to stay quietly at home. 

{^ Every available vehicle was chartered, and even drays were called 
- into requisition, to remove people and their plunder, either to the 
^ country or to the depots, and the trains went off crowded to their 
W utmost capacity, even the tops of the ears being literally covered with 
^ human beings. It was a lamentable sight to see hundreds of families 

thus fleeing from their homes, leaving nearly every thing behind, to 
W seek protection and the comforts and luxuries they had abandoned 
«2 among strangers. i 


A large number of citizens left the city from fear of fire. They C5 

had been led to believe that the town would be shelled during the ^ 

afternoon or night at furthest, and reduced to aheap of ruins. These H 

went only a short distance into the country, and returned as soon as J^ 

they felt they could do so with safety. i^ 

Early in the day the yellow flag was hoisted over a number of ^ 

buildings occupied as hospitals. Over one business house we noticed ^ 

the British flag floating. The Bank of Tennessee, with its eff"ects, b^ 

was removed to Columbia, and several of our bankers gathered up S 
their specie and other valuables, and carried them to some point which 

they regarded as more secure than Nashville. The Planters', Union, © 

and City Banks were the only ones that remained. ^ 

Three o'clock came, and still time sped on, but neither General q 

Buell's army nor the gunboats had arrived. By this time the people ^ 

began to understand that General Buell's army could not, by any tn 

possibility, have got to Springfield, so that the fears of danger from oj 

that source were quieted. It was given out, as coming from a high P 

official, that the gunboats would reach here about twelve o'clock that 3* 

night, and this was used to keep up the panic. ^ 

Great fears were entertained that the torch would be applied to the en 

city during the night, and an urgent appeal was made to General P 

Johnston for protection against incendiaries. A regiment of Mis- p^ 

souri troops was detailed to guard the city, and faithfully did they ►g 

perform the duty assigned them. The night was passed in a degree 5 

of quiet which was surprising as well as gratifying. oj 

Thus passed the most exciting Sunday we ever witnessed in y 

Monday morning, the 17th, came, but it brought no gunboats or 
Federal troops. It had rained considerably the previous night, and 
the streets were full of mud, yet the Confederate troops continued to 
pour in in a continuous stream, and the city was soon filled with sol- 




diers, wet, hungry, and worn out by long and continuous marches. O 

As the day wore away, they gradually fell back southward, so that g; 

comparatively few remained in the city over night. 

The post-ofilce was closed at an early hour in the morning, the ^ 

establishment having been removed to Murfreesboro'. For more ^ 

than two weeks, Nashville was entirely isolated, no mails having been '^ 

received from or sent off to any point. Notwithstanding the Federals S? 

did not take possession of Nashville for more than a week after the « 


102 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ grand stampede, no mails were received from the South after that of 

§ the morning of the 16th, having all been stopped at Murfreesboro'. 

S All the newspapers in the city were suspended, the stores and l>usi- 

.^ ness houses were closed, and a melancholy gloom hung over the city. 

2 For fully ten days, it seemed one continuous Sabbath, the silence of 

^ which was broken only when there was a distribution of provisions, 

«^ or an eifort made to ship them off. It has been truly said that half 

« the people one met during this period looked as though they had lost 

^ their next best friend. 

During the night of Monday, the 17th, the two boats that were 
being converted into gunboats, were burned at the wharf, by order of 

°^ the military authorities. 

?:j Tuesday night, of the 18th, the torch was applied to the railroad 

•g bridge, and in a short time all that remained of that sjilendid struc- 

^ ture were the naked pillars and abutments, and a few smoking fra«;- 

^ ments of timber. The precaution had been taken in this instance to 

-fra prevent the fire-beils giving the alarm, so that the burning of the 

g bridge was witnessed by comparatively few persons, and the event did 

02 not arouse the fears of those who had expected a general conflagra- 

rH tion. This bridge was one of the finest draw-bridges in the country, 

"S and was built lor the joint use of the Louisville and Nashville and 

p Edgefield and Kentucky railroads, at a cost of about ^250,000. The 


funds to build it were loaned to the two companies by the State of 

BQ Tennessee, under the general internal improvement laws. The bridge 
{> was built under the supervision and direction of Mr. A. Anderson, 

Chief Engineer of the Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad Company, 
tD and the trains passed over it the first time the 28th of October, 1859. 

The (7iV_y Directory for 1860-61 contains the following interesting 

facts in re2;ard to this bridi>e : 

" Its length is 700 feet, in four spans ; two fixed spans, one on each 
side, and two draw spans. Each fixed span is 200 feet in the clear, 
c^ between the supports, and the clear opening of each draw span is 120 
^ feet, making it the longest railroad draw in the world ; that at Rock 
^ Island, Illinois, being 120 feet on one side, and 116 on the other. The 
p^ total length of draw, fi'om one extremity to the other of the movable 
^ portion, is 2S0 feet, and its entire weight is computed at 285 tuns. It can 
1^ readily be turned into position by one man in four and a half minutes. 
The bridge superstructure is of the kind known as McCallum's Truss, 
PQ and was erected by Messrs. Gray, "Whiton & Co., contractors. The maS' 
^ ter builder was Mr. N. K. Waring. 


" The masoniy supporting the bridge was built by Messrs. Maxwell, ^ 

Saulpaw & Co., contractors, and consists of two abutments, two main ® 

piers, one center pier, and two rest piers. The center i)ier, on which tlie S 
immense draw is turned, is circular, 30 feet in diameter at the top, and 
34} feet at the bottom, and oSi feet high, and contains 2,295J perches of 

masonry. The eastern main pier is 75J feet high, and contains 1,2US-| ^ 

perches of masonry. The western main pier is 70]- feet high, and con- m 

tains 1,072 J perches masonry. The foundations of all tlie piers are laid y^ 

upon the solid rock, in water about 12 feet deep at ordinary low stages, fcd 

The extreme rise of water at the bridge is 47 feet. C 

" The total quantity of masonry in the bridge is 6,800^- perches. In "* 

the superstructure are 454,000 feet of timber, and 160,000 pounds of ^ 

iron. A heavy frame work is built between the rest piers, designed to O 


prevent steamboats from being thrown against the piers while passing 
the draw, either by wind or the force of the current. In its construc- 
tion, 3S7,2S8 feet of timber were used, and 49,117 pounds of iron." 


The bridge was rebuilt by the Union authorities in the followin< 
May. ' p 


The wires of the Suspension Bridge were cut about the same time 

that the Railroad Bridge was fired, and the morning revealed a com- ^ 

plete wreck of this magnificent structure. This fine bridge was about ^ 

700 feet long, and its hight 110 feet above low-water mark. It p 

was built during the year 18.^)0. The architect was the late Colonel p^ 

A. Heiman, of this city. The contractor was Mr. M. D. Field, ^ 

brother of Mr. Cyrus W. Field, who superintended the laying down 2 

of the Atlantic telegraph cable. This bridge was owned by a joint ot 

stock company, chartered by the State Legislature under the name y 

of the Broad Street Bridge Company, and it paid handsome dividends p 

to the stockholders. It has not been rebuilt. O 

A bright and beautiful morning was that of Sunday, the 2^d ^ 

The city was remarkably quiet, and only here and there could be seen ^ 

a Confederate cavalryman — the infantry, all who were able to travel, ,. 

having left. About nine o'clock it was announced that the Federal o 

pickets had made their appearance in Edgfield, on the opposite side j^ 
of the river. Mayor Cheatham was sent for, and notwithstanding the 

river was considerably swollen and the surface almost covered with tr" 

" drift wood," he crossed over in a small skiff, to meet the avani courrkrs "^ 

of the grand army that was to take orphaned Nashville under its ^ 

protecting asgis. After a brief interview, the Mayor returned and ?jQ 

addressed the people assembled upon the Public Square, informinix ^ 

them that he had just had an inverview with the Captain of an Ohio %■ 

104 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ cavalry company, who had authorized him to say that the property 

§ and rights of the people would he scrupulously protected. This 

g assurance was very gratifying to the people, but still they were griev- 

.£S ously disappointed. They had expected that, when they should be 

^ turned over to the Federals, a General, attended by "all the pomp 

^ and circumstance of glorious war," would come to receive them. 

^ Instead, however, half a dozen cavalrymen had come to take the 

g Capital of the great State of Tennessee ! 

®2 Monday, the 24th, the steamer C. E. Ilillman, which had been sent 

• down to Dover on Friday, under a flag of truce, by order of General 

Johnston, with a number of surgeons of this city, to render such 

'■^ services as were needed by the wounded at Fort Donelson, returned 

Pi with the surgeons, whose kind offices were not needed, as the post 

•g was already supplied. They reported having passed a gunboat that 

.S morning, some thirty or forty miles below the city, and as it made 
only about four miles an hour and would '• lie up" during the night, 

"q they supposed it would reach here about nine o'clock Tuesday morn- 

S ing, the 25th. That was the first reliable intelligence we had that a 

^ frunboat was coming to Nashville. 
,£3 At an early hour of the morning of Tuesday, the 25th, the gunboat, 

^ accompanied by a number of transports, was descried from the Capitol, 

r^ making headway around the bend below Nashville, and the news of 

the approach of the Federals spread through the city with almost 

Q telegraphic rapidity. Curiosity was on tiptoe, and hundreds hastened 

^ to the Lower Landing to see the monster, for a gunboat was a greater 

^. curiosity than an elephant, as well as witness the debarkation of the 

® Federal troops. The fleet continued to approach nearer the city, and 

|5 when opposite the Gas-works, the gunboat was made fast to the oppo- 

'^ site shore. The "Diana" steamed up to the Landing with the Sixth 

P Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, the United States flag flying, and the band 

4J playing Hail Columbia. A few, among whom were some who had 

P^ professed devotion to the Southern Confederacy, greeted the "in- 

j^ vaders" with a few huzzahs. How much of sincerity or of devotion 

^ to the Union was in this demonstration, the action of the Federals 

^ shows they were competent to judge. The Sixth Ohio debarked, pre- 

pq ceded by their band, who struck up The Star Spangled Banner, fol- 

Pj lowed by Yankee Doodle^ and the Regiment immediately formed into 
line, marched to and partially around the Public Square, and then up 

PQ Cedar street to the Capitol, where General Nelson, in the name of the 

OQ United States, took formal military possession of the Capital of Ten- 


nessee, at forty-five minutes past eight o'clock ; and at fifteen minutes O 

past nine, the United States flag, after three attempts to run it up, was 5^ 

seen floating from the flag-stafi" on the Capitol, the flag of the Guthrie bd 

Greys having, meantime, been displayed from the cupola. As it was J^ 

the first flag displayed from the Capitol, and its color dark blue, those ^ 

who viewed it from a distance regarded it as " warnings, and portents, ^ 

and evils ominous," not knowing it was a mark of distinguished con- ^ 

sideration accorded the Guthrie Greys by General Nelson. The flag b^ 

that floated from the flag-staff" on the Capitol was a Nashville flag, ^ 

and althou2;h it can not be said of it, ^ 

"Of six preceding ancestors, that gem O 

Conferr'd by testament to the sequent issue, S* 

Hath it been owned and worn," 2 

it hath an unwritten history, which runneth, that for six months it ^ 
had been carefully hid away by a citizen who almost idolizes that S 
flag — sewed in a comfort, we believe the story is, under which the old 02 
man rested his weary limbs, when " civil night, the sober-suited matron, p 
all in black, fills the wide vessel of the universe." At his request, 3* 
his was the first flag to float over the Capitol under the re-establish- 5 
ment of Federal rule. a 

While this was going on, the transports, to the number of 12 or 15, p 
laden with infantry, cavalry, artillery, baggage, wagons, provisions, fx, 
ammunition, and the et ct'feras of an army, had taken position at the ►^ 
wharf, and at various points along the river. The troops having de- 2 
barked, marched to the Public Square, where the Twenty fourth, » 
Forty-first and Fifty-first Ohio and the Thirty-sixth Indiana remained y 
nearly the whole of the day. Late in the afternoon they moved to p 
the camping ground selected for them on the southern confines of the <B 
city. Transports continued to arrive during the day, bringing addi- i" 
tional troops, so that the number that had reached the city was com- J^ 
puted at from 10,000 to 12,000. 

The high tide in the river — the highest we have had since 1847 — 
enabled the largest class boats that navigate the Ohio to come up here 
in safety, and the water continued high for a considerable time. The 
hi2;h rise in the river caused some of our old citizens to refer to former tr" 
freshets in the Cumberland at this point. hj 

A great freshet occurred here in the year 1808, and again in 1826, *^ 
both of which caused a great deal of suffering, and submerged many ^ 
houses. A vast amount of wood, fencing and produce was swept o 
away by the latter freshet, as well as a number of framed dwelling- ?♦• 

106 singleton's NASHVILLE 

4J houses. In 1842 another freshet occurred; and in March, 1847, there 
O Wcxs another, which was two feet higher than the rise in 1842, and five 
g feet three inches lower than that of 1826. In December, 1847, there 
.S was still another freshet, which was the ";reatest that had occurred 
^ here since the settlement of the country by white men. The river 
^ rose that time Jifty feet above low-water mark, and was twenty inches 
•^ higher than in the freshet of 1826. The water commenced rising on 
Q Thursday, the 17th of December, 1847, and continued to rise for 
upward of a week, the weather being cold, and snow falling alter- 
nately with rain. The water extended up Broad street, to Messrs. 
Pilcher & Porterfield's store, and covered the lower floor of that 
building. The front lower floor of Messrs. Johnson & Smith's ware- 
house, corner of Broad and Market streets, was ten inches under 
water, while two steamboats were afloat within twenty feet of Messrs. 
Yeatman & Armstead's (now Gordon's) warehouse. It was during 
this freshet that a steamboat, in ascending the river, passed over the 
Gallatin pike beyond the old bridge. After the river commenced fall- 





i-i ing, three men, in attempting to pass over to what is now Edgefield, 

CC were washed on the pike fully a hundred yards from the bridge, and 

r^ two of them were drowned. A large amount of corn cribbed in the 

-4J .... 

^ Cumberland bottoms for exportation, was shipped without bills of 

pP lading, being swept ofl" without stock, fences and out-houses. The 

^^ damage done by this freshet was immense. All the roads and ap- 

^ proaches to Nashville were submerged except two. A good deal of 

^ distress among the poor of this city followed this freshet, and the 

^ Mayor (Alex. Allison) and Aldermen were kept busy alleviating the 

sufi'ering and homeless people. When it is stated that more than 100 

^ families were compelled to leave their homes, and to seek refuge 

'c^ wherever they could, the reader can form some idea of the sufi'ering 

Q that resulted from this memorable freshet. Several high rises in the 

,jj Cumberland have occurred at diff"ereut periods since, but none that 

Ph would at all compare with that of December, 1847. The recent 

cS freshet, although the bridges in Front, Market and Cherry streets were 

submerged, was not near so disastrous as that of 1847. The destrue- 

K^ tion of property during the recent rise was comparatively small. 

M Generals Buell and Mitchell arrived in Edgefield Monday evening, 

^ when the former notified the Mayor that he would be pleased to 

^ receive a call from him Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock. It had been 

pC) previously arranged by the City Council that Mayor Cheatham and a 

j^ committee of citizens, consisting of Messrs. James Woods, R. C. 


Foster, 1st, Russell Houston, AVm. B. Lewis, John M. Lea, John S. O 

Brien, Jaracs Whitworth, N. Hobson, John Hvigh Smith, and John g 

M. Bass, should meet the Commaading General, make a formal sur- ^ 

render of the city to him, and negotiate for the best terras they could J^ 

in regard to the protection of the property and rights of the citizens, jj 

At the appointed hour the Mayor and committee crossed the river in Cj 

the steamer "C. E. Hillman," which had been placed at their disposal, ^ 


sures me that I can rely upon his aid in enforcing our police regulations. 
One branch of business is interdicted — the sale or giving away of intoxica- 
ting liquors. I shall not hesitate to invoke the aid of General Buell in 
case the recent laws upon this subject are violated.* 

•:' The foUowiug is the hiw to which the Mayor referred : 

where they were met by Generals Nelson and Mitchell, by whom they ^ 

were escorted to General Buell's headquarters. What transpired at ^ 

this meeting of the representatives of the conquerors and the con- "• 

quered, remains, and is likely to remain, a portion of the unwritten q 

history of the war. General Buell was solicited, as we understand, to ^ 

issue a proclamation to the people defining the policy of his Govern- ^ 

ment, but he declined, assigning as a reason, that he preferred to let ^ 

his acts speak for themselves. Mayor Cheatham issued the following cb 

proclamation the day succeeding the interview : j^ 


" The committee representing the city authorities and the people liave P 

discharged their duty by calling on General Buell, at his headquarters, t^ 
in Edgefield, on yesterday. The interview was perfectly satisfactory to 

the committee, and there is every assurance of safety and protection to p 

the people, both in their persons and in their property. I therefore ^ 

respectfully request that business be resumed, and all our citizens, of ^ 

every trade and profession, pursue their regular vocations. 2 

" The county elections will take place on the regulai- daj"^, and all civil w 

business be conducted as heretofore ; and the Commanding General as- M 




Section 1. Be it enacted hi/ the City Council of Nashville. That it shall hereafter be unlawful 2j 
for any person to sell or give away any intoxicating liquors, except for medicinal purpose-'^, 

and then only upon the written prescription of some one of the physicians appointed by the C5 

Mayor ; which prescription shall state specifically the quantity needed. Any person violating ^ 

the provisions of this bill shall be fined, for each offense, not less than twenty-five nor more h{ 

than fifty dollars, besides suffering a forfeiture of his, her, or their liquors. ^^ 

Section 2. Any person found intoxicated on the streets, lanes, alleys or other public places 

within the city, shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty dollars, and shall, ^P 

upon oaih, declare the name or names of those furnishing him or her the liquors upon which H 

ho or she became intoxicated, who shall be arrested and tried upon such information ; and S^ 

upon a failure to make such discovery, the party refusing shall be fined twenty-five dollars, J^ 

108 singleton's NASHVILLE 

■^J "I most earnestly call upon the people of the surrounding country, 

§ who are inside of the Federal lines, to resume their commerce with the 

S city, and bring in their market supplies, especially wood, butter and 

to eggs, assuring them that they will be fully protected and amply remu- 

*-g nerated. R. B. CHEATHAM, Mayor. 

g " February 26, 1862." 

Subsequently (on the 5th of March), General Buell published the 
O following general order, which, it will be seen, bears the same date as 
Mayor Cheatham's proclamation : 


" General Orders — No. 13a. 

"t^ " Headquarters Department of the Ohio, ) 

rt Nashville, Tenn., February 2G, 1SC2. i 



" The General Commanding congratulates his troops that it has been 
d their privilege to restore the national banner to the capital of Tennes- 
t? see. He believes that thousands of hearts in every part of the State 
^ will swell with joy to see that honored flag reinstated in a position from 
Qj which it was removed in the excitement and folly of an evil hour; 
-M that the voice of her own people will soon proclaim its welcome, and 

that their manhood and patriotism will protect and perpetuate it. 
^ "The General does not deem it necessary, though the occasion is a fit 
^ one, to remind his troops of the rule of conduct they have hitherto 
^ observed and are still to pursue. We are in arms, not for the purpose of 
invading the rights of our fellow-countrymen any-where, but to main- 



M tain the integrity of the Union, and protect the Constitution under 
which its people have been prosperous and happy. We can not, there- 
fore, look with indifference on any conduct which is designed to give aid 
^ and comfort to those who are endeavoring to defeat these objects; but 
^ the action to be taken in such cases rests with certain authorized per- 
O sons, and is not to be assumed by individual officers or soldiers. Peace- 
^ able citizens are not to be molested in their persons or property. Any 
(Z) wrongs to either are to be promptly corrected, and the offenders brought 
.jj to punishment. To this end, all persons are desired to make complaint 
S to the immediate commander, of officers or soldiers so offending, and if 
g^ justice be not done promptly, then to the next commander, and so on 
^ until the wrong is redressed. If the necessities of the public service 


should require the use of private property for public jaurposes, fair com- 
fv» l pensation is to be allowed. No such appropriation of private property 
W is to be made except by the authority of the highest commander present, 
^ and any other officer or soldier who shall presume to exercise such priv- 

^ and be confined in the work -house until Buch discovery ia made by them. This act to take 

effect from its passage. 
^ Approved February 24, 1862. 



ilege shall be brought to trial. Soldiers are forbidden to enter the resi- O 

dences or grounds of citizens on any plea without authority. ^ 

" No arrests are to be made without the authority of the Command- ^ 
ing General, except in cases of actual offense against the authority of 
the Government ; and in all such cases the fact and circumstances will 

hnmediately be reported in writing to headquarters through the inter- 3 

mediate commanders. ^ 

" The General reminds his officers that the most frequent depredations ^ 

are those which are committed by worthless characters who straggle from bd 

the ranks on the plea of being unable to march ; and where the ina- ^ 
bility really exists, it will be found in most instances that the soldier has 

overloaded himself with useless and unauthorized articles. The orders g* 

already published on this subject must be enforced. O 

" The condition and behavior of a corps are sure indications of the cD 

efficiency and fitness of its officers. If any regiment shall be found to ^ 

disregard that propriety of conduct which belongs to soldiers as well as ^ 

citizens, they must not expect to occupy the posts of honor, but may rest S^ 

assured that they will be placed in positions where they can not bring cq 

shame on their comrades and the cause they are engaged in. The Gov- p 

ernment supplies with liberality all the wants of the soldier. The occa- g* 

s'onal deprivations and hardships incident to rapid marches must be fj 

borne with patience and fortitude. Any officer who neglects to provide i-j 

properly for his troops, or separates himself from them to seek his own 

comfort, will be held to a rigid accountability. »i 

" By command of General Buell. ^ 

"JAMES B. FRY, A. A. G., Chief of Staff. S^ 

"Official: J. M. Wright, A. A. G." 2 


Thus, after ten days, and they were days of much anxiety to many^ tj 

were we turned over to the Federal authorities. The agony was over, jo 

and so far nothing had occurred which seemed to justify the course of ^ 

those who had so frantically torn themselves from their homes when the ^ 

news of the reverse to the Rebel arms at Fort Donelson reached here. ^ 

Governor Andrew Johnson, who had been appointed Brigadier 


General and Military Governor of Tennessee, by President Lincoln, o 

arrived in Nashville, from Washington, on the 12 th of March, 1862 

On the evening of the 13th Governor Johnson was serenaded at his _ 

quarters at the St. Cloud, and he responded to the compliment paid ^ 

him in a brief speech, indicating the policy by which he should be ^ 

governed in the discharge of his delicate and responsible duties. On ^ 

the 20th he issued a formal address to the people of Tennessee, more ^ 

clearly marking out his policy. o 

A called meeting of the two Boards composing the City Council c+- 


110 singleton's NASHVILLE 

-*j was held Thursday evening, the 27th of March, President Rhea of the 
0) Board of Aldermen presiding, to act upon a communication from 
g Governor Johnson, when the Recorder read the following: 




^ " Mayor's Office, March 25, 18G2. 

"^ "To THE City Council: I submit for your consideration the accompa' 

nying communication from Governor Andrew Johnson. 
g " Very respectfully, E. B. CHEATHAM." 


® "Secretaky's Officf,, Nashville, Toiin., March 25, 18G2. 

.,4" " ^0 the Mayor, Members of the Common Council., Police, and other Ojficials of 

eg the City of Nashville : 

S "Gentlemen: In pursuance of the first section of the 10th article of 
the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, each of you are required to 

.9 take and subscribe the oath herewith inclosed ; and said oath, wdien 

so taken and subscribed, you'll return to this office by Friday next. 

" Yours, etc., ANDREW JOHNSON, Governor. 

© "Edward H. East, Secretary of State." 

blank and oath accompanying the governor s letter. 

" State of Tennessee, County. 

^ "On this, the day of , 1862, personally appeared before me 

pb| of the , and took and subscribed the following oath, in pursuance 

,tj of the first section of the tenth article of the Constitution of the State 

O of Tennessee, which is as follows : ' Every person who shall be chosen 

^ or appointed to any office of trust oi' profit under this Constitution or 

^ any law made in pursuance thereof, to take an oath to supj^ort the Consti- 

5D tution of this State, and of the United States, and an oath of office,' (he 

5^" having already taken an oath to support the Constitution of Tennessee) 

i-H to Wit: 

© " I, , do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend 

" the Constitution and Government of the United States against all 

enemies, whether domestic or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, 

allegiance and loyalty to the same, any law, ordinance, resolution or 

^ convention to the contrary notwithstanding; and further, that I do this 

with a full determination, pledge and purpose, without any mental 

^ reservation or evasion whatsoever; and further, that I will well and 

^ faithfully perform all the duties which may be required of me by law — 

^ so help me God. 

<J "Sworn and subscribed to before me, " 

W President Rhea stated that the Mayor and himself had, by request, 

02 conferred with three of the best lawyers in the city, one of whom 


was one of the revisers of tlie Code of Tennessee. Two of these C2 

thouglit the requirement of any siich oath was not contemplated 5^ 

"by the Constitution of Tennessee, or embraced within the meaning of ^ 

the first section of the tenth article of that instrument. The other J^ 

gentleman declined to give an answer, as it was a new question to him, ^ 

his attention not having heretofore been called to it. After confer- S 

ring with these gentlemen, he had drawn up a reply to the Governor, m 

which could be read, and if it was approved by the Council, could be bd 

sent as the opinion of the two boards of the City Council. The reply E^ 

was read as follows : T. 


" City Hall, NashvUle, March 27, 18132. O 

" Greneral Andrew Johnsox, 3£ilifari/ Governor of the State of Tennessee: on 


"Sir: Youv communication of the 25th instant, requiring the Mayor, JzJ 

members of the City Council, Police, and other City officials, to take an ^ 

oath to support the Constitution of the United States, pursuant to the - 

first section of the tenth article of the Constitution of the State of Ten- jj 

nessee, has been received and duly considered. ^ 

"We respectfully beg leave to submit the following facts for your Excel- o* 

lency's consideration : ^ 

"Since we have had any connection with the city government, which, ^ 

in some cases, has been for several years, we have never before been p 

required to take any other oath than the simple oath of office, to dis- P 
charge our respective duties faithfully ; and upon a reference to the 

records of the city, running back for twenty-five or thirty years, we find ^ 

that no former Mayor nor Aldermen have taken any oath to support ^ 

either the Constitution of the State of Tennessee or the United States ; ™ 

but the understanding seems to have been that the provisions of the W 

Constitution referred to applied only to State and county, and not to cor- p 

poration officers. CD 

"We have also consulted some of our best lawyers upon the subject, and ffl 

the majority of them are of opinion that we, as municipal officers, do |^ 

not come within the purview and meaning of said section of the Con- ® 

stitution, but that the same applies alone to State and county officials. 5^ 

"Under the foregoing facts and circumstances, and we having taken the j^ 

only oath ever taken by, or required of, any of our predecessors, and never {y* 

having been required to take any oath inimical to our allegiance to the -^ 

United States or the State Government, we respectfully ask to be ty 

excused from taking the oath sent us, honestly believing that, under the t-s 

Constitution and our charter, we are not properly subject to such require- «^ 

ment, and believing that the same was made of us under a misapprehen- qj 

sion of what had been required of us heretofore." ^ 

The question was then taken upon the adoption of the reply, and 


^j the ayes and noes being called for, it was adopted by the following 
§ vote: 

^ " Ayes — Aldermen Newman, Bell, "Woodward, Ilinton, Cheatham, Win- 

+j ston and President Rhea — 7. CouncilmenColtart, Hooper, Demonbreun, 

g> Coleman, Haynie, McCann, Hurt, Brodie and President Paul — 9. In 

^ all, 16. 

^ "Noes — Councilman demons." 


^ On the 8th of April Governor Johnson issued the following 

Q " Proclamation. 

..h" " Whereas, At an election held in the city of Nashville on the last 
■^ Saturday of September, 1861, for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Alder- 
fi men and Common Council for said city,- the following officers were 
•g elected to the respective offices, to-wit: 
d " Richard B. Cheatham, Mayor. 
O " For Alderman of the First Ward — Jno. E. Newman. 

" For Councilman of the First Ward — John Coltart and John Hooper. 

" For Alderman of the Second Ward — James T. Bell. 

" For Councilmen of the Second Ward — Geo. S. Kinnie and Charles 
S. Thomas. 
^ "For Alderman of the Third Ward — Peyton S. Woodward. 

" For Councilmen of the Third Ward — L. F. Beech and Wm. Shane. 

" For Alderman of the Fourth Ward — James M. Hinton. 

" For Councilmen of the Fourth Ward— Chas. E. H. Martin and W. 
R. Demonbreun. 

" For Alderman of the Fifth Ward — Wm. S. Cheatham. 

" For Councilmen of the Fifth Ward — Jordan P. Coleman and W. H. 






CO demons. 

^ " For Alderman of the Sixth Ward— B. S. Rhea. 
S " For Councilmen of the Sixth Ward — John S. McCann and James 

fl) Haynie. 

^ " For Alderman of the Seventh Ward — A. H. Hurley. 
-g " For Councilmen of the Seventh Ward — Isaac Paul and F. 0. Hurt. 

gn " For Alderman of the Eighth Ward— C. K. Winston. 
^ " For Councilmen of the Eighth Ward — John E. Hatcher and C. A. 

P^ "And, Whereas, The following persons of the afore-named, to-wit: R. B. 

^ Cheatham, Mayor, James T. Bell, P. S. AVoodward, James M. Ilinton, B. 

S S. Rhea, A. H. Hurley, C. K. Winston, John Coltart, John Hooper, Geo. 

<J S. Kinney, Chas. S. Thomas, L. F. Beech, Chas. E. H. Martin, William R. 

. Demonbreun, Jordan P. Coleman, W. H. Clemens, John J. McCann, 

" James Haynie, Isaac Paul, F. 0. Hurt, John E. Hatcher and C. A. Brodie 

M have heretofore failed, and now refuse to come forward and be qualified 


according to law, by taking the oath prescribed in ilie 10th Article, Sec- O 

tion 1st, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, and therein have 2 

manifested such disloyalty and enmity to the Government of the United m 
States, as renders it unsafe for the public good that they should exercise 
the functions of the offices aforesaid. Now, therefore, I, Andrew John- 

son. Governor of the State of Tennessee, by virtue of the power and 2 

authority in me vested, do declare the aforesaid offices vacant, and said 3 

persons above mentioned are hereby enjoined from exercising the func- 55^ 

tions of said offices, or performing any of the duties thereof, or receiving bd 

the emoluments of the same, from this day. E^ 

"And the following-named persons are hereby appointed and commis- 
sioned, after being duly qualified, to perform the duties of said offices, as 
required by law, and receive the profits and emoluments thereof until 
their successors are elected, respectively as follows, to-wit : 

"Councilman for First Ward — Wm. Roberts. ^ 

" Alderman for Second Ward — John Hu. Smith. f^ 

"Councilman for Second Ward — Chas. Walker. >• 

" Alderman for Third Wa,rd— G. A. J. Mayfield. CQ 

"Councilman for Third Ward — K. J. Morris. P 

"Alderman for Fourth Ward— M. M. Monahan. 





"Councilmen for Fourth Ward — Lewis Hough and M. Burns. P 

"Councilmen for Fifth Ward — Joseph B. Knowles and W. P. Jones. ^ 

'^ OS 

" Alderman for Sixth Ward — M. M. Brien. 

" Councilmen for Sixth Ward — T. J. Yarbrough and Wm. Driver. fS 

"Alderman for Seventh Ward — M. G. L. Claiborne. ^ 

" Councilman for Seventh Ward — Wm. Stewart. Sj 

" Alderman for Eighth Ward — Jos. C. Smith. ^ 

"Councilman for Eighth Ward — James Cavert. o* 

" By order of Governor, y 

"Edwaed H. East, Secretary of State. O 

''Nashville, April 7th, 1862." 3 





Upon organizing, the new City Council elected John Hugh Smith, 
Esq., Mayor. Subsequently the Board of Aldermen elected J. J. Robb 
Alderman from the Second Ward, to fill the place vacated by Mr. Smith. © 

Since then the Aldermen and Councilmen have been appointed at 
the expiration of each municipal year by Governor Johnson, and they 
have each year re-elected John Hugh Smith Mayor. tJ* 

The Public Schools, which had been in operation for about seven years, ^ 
in which over 2,000 of the children and youths of the city received 
instruction, were suspended by an act passed by the City Council on 
the 18th of August, 1862. The act postpones the commencement of o 
the schools "to such time as the City Council may see proper;" and f+- 

114 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^ that body has not yet ordered the opening of the schools, notwith- 
c> standing urgent appeals have been made in favor of such a step. 


§ Of the military operations in and around Nashville, it is not the 
^ purpose here to refer in detail, although these operations are a part of 
Qj the history of the city, and should have a place in the Directory^ if 
r§ there was time to prepare a narrative of these important movements. 
^ Toward the latter part of August, General Buell, with the main por- 
tion of his army, followed Bragg into Kentucky, leaving only a small 
garrison to protect the city. Shortly afterward communication with 
the North was cut off, both by telegraph and railroad, and for about 
three months we received no mails from any direction. Only occa- 
sionally, when men came through from Louisville on horseback, or in 
p private conveyances, did we receive news of what was going on in "the 
•g outside world." It is a fact that the result of the battles fought in 
.S Maryland in September of that year, was known in London about the 
same time as in Nashville. During the period of isolation, the work 
"^ on the fortifications around Nashville was vigorously pushed forward, 
;-i and the place was soon put in a tolerably good state of defense. The 
2C forts then, and subsequently erected, are known as Forts Negley, 
^ Casino, Morton, Gillem, Houston, Johnson and Battery Meigs. 
^ During a good portion of the time when Nashville was isolated — 
p^ which continued two full months — the city was besieged by the Rebels, 
,tj and considerable skirmishing occurred at various times. 
o General McCook's Division, being the advance of the Army of the 
P^ Cumberland, on its return from Kentucky, under the command of 
^ General Rosecrans, arrived in Edgefield on the morning of the 7th of 
^ November, and the famous siege was then raised. 

© General Rosecrans arrived in Nashville on the lOth of November, 

and established his headquarters in the former residence of George 
R W. Cunningham. 
^ On the 26th of November railroad communication with Louisville 
&* was again restored. 
O During the three years since the occupation of Nashville by the 

Union army, an immense amount of work has been done here by the 
p^ Government, which is to be seen in every portion of the city and 
W suburbs, in the shape of warehouses, shops, barracks, dwellings and 
^ hospitals. The hospitals erected in the western suburbs of the city 

are said to be the best suited for the purpose of any in the country. 
This hasty and imperfect reference to the important events in the 
CQ history of Nashville during the past three years, may be appropriately 





closed with the following account of the battle fought before this city O 

at the close of last year, written by Captain James F. Rusling, Chief ^ 

Assistant Quartermaster, Department of the Cumberland, and pub- bd 

lishcd in the United States Service Magazine^ which the author has ^ 

kindly granted us the privilege of inserting : y^ 

'• We have glanced over most of the newspapers of the day, and t^ 

have read some well written accounts of the recent battles here, but ^ 
so far have met with none that elucidate the facts as they actually 

occurred. With a view to this, and as a humble contribution to © 

current history, in order to put fairly on record the great events that ^ 

have just transpired here, we propose to give in extcnso, but as briefly o 

as possible, such an account of the same as to an eye-witness here — ^ 

'part of which I was, and all of which I saw' — seems true and oa 

logical. 05 

"It will be remembered, that on or about the 20th day of Novem- p 

ber. Hood crossed the Tennessee, and with his whole army pushed q* 

straight for Pulaski. Our cavalry, which was then too feeble for § 

more than observation, fell back covering our infantry, and both on 

retired without much fighting to the vicinity of Columbia. Here, P 

posted behind Duck river, some show of fighting was made, but only p^ 

a show. Our forces were pressed so closely, that we had only time to ^ 

destroy the Railroad bridge, and, hastily setting fire to the pontoon 2 

bridge, abandoned it to the enemy. Thence to Franklin, but eighteen co 

miles from Nashville, it was a scrub race, to see which army should W 

first cross Harpeth river. If Hood crossed first, Schofield was cut ?o 

oiF, and Nashville, with its vast stores — a most tempting prize to the <^ 

starved and ragged rebels— was likely to foil. But if Schofield -? 

crossed first, his trains were safe, and a stand at Franklin would ^ 

enable Thomas at Nashville to collect well the forces already hasten- ^. 

iiin- to his relief It will be recollected that Thomas was in chief o 

command, but remaining in Nashville, because the natural brain of g; 
our movement here, while Schofield was in command of the forces in 

the field actually before Hood. Fortunately for the country, the race ^ 

to Franklin was won by Schofield, and once across the Harpeth he ^ 

gathered up all his forces and planted them like a rock in the path of ^ 

the advancing enemy. His infantry was outnumbered, and his cavalry jf 

in eff"ect nowhei'e ; but he had nevertheless to fight Hood now, both o 

to give Thomas needed time, and to enable his own trains to get safely r»- 

116 singleton's NASHVILLE 

^j off. Hood, confident of success, lost no time in attacking, and though 

<0 terribly bruised, as his own official report well discloses, was nevertheless 

g yielded possession of the battle-field, and our own forces, under cover 

•S of the night, withdrew in good order to the defenses of Nashville.* 

g But the time thus gained by us was every thing, more precious to 

p^ Thomas " than gold, yea than much fine gold." Our wagon trains, 

^ though sorely beset by Forrest, in the main had been got off safely to 

g Nashville, and meanwhile the last of A. J. Smith's command had 

^ arrived from Missouri, and at the last moment Steedman, just in the 

• nick of time "to save his bacon," got in from Chattanooga. In 

truth, he did not save it entirely, as a few of his last cars, loaded 

V with troops, were attacked and captured by Forrest, almost within 

fl sight of Nashville. Hood, apparently nothing abashed by his pup- 

•g ishment at Franklin, followed close on our heels, as we withdrew to 

.2 Nashville, and the next day completed his investment of the city, 
from the river round to the river again. Any tolerable map will now 

% show the situation here very clearly. At Nashville, the Cumberland 

!^ makes a sharp bend north, and within the bend, on the south side of 

^ the river, lies the city. Hood at once stretched his forces across the 

,£4 bend, along the crests of a series of hills, some four or five miles or 

b so from the city, his flanks covered by cavalry, and thus boldly con- 

r^ fronted our own works, on a somewhat similar but better series of 
hills, nearer of course to Nashville. He thus sat down seriously 
before our works, cutting our communications with Johnsonville, 
Decatur, and Chattanooga, and immediately began to feel our lines, 

^ as if meaning to attack. Next he planted batteries on the Cumber- 

® land, and thus closed that artery for supplies to all but armored gun- 
g boats. Our only line of communication thus left open was the Louis- 
es ville and Nashville Railroad, already overwhelmed with Government 

P rolling stock, withdrawn from Nashville and below, and a slender 

.^j precarious line, at best, nearly 200 miles in length, liable to be cut 

P^ by guei'rillas at any moment, and which Forrest was only waiting for 

^ the Cumberland to fall, to cross and smash at his leisure. We were 

^ thus pretty thoroughly cooped up and penned in for a time, and timid 

^ people at a distance, who knew nothing about our strength or the 



=:■" Hood, in his olflcial report, acknowledging 'the loss of mauy gallant officers and men,' 
amongst thorn enumerates Major-Goueral Cleburne, and Brigadier-Generals Williams, AdHms, 
Gist, Strophel, and Grauberg killed, and Major-Geueral Brown, and Brigadier-Generals Carter, 
Monigel, Quarles, Cockerill, and Scott, wounded ; and Brigadier-General Gordon a prisoner. 
Thirteen General officers lost in a preliminary fight, would be a suspicious 'victory' to any 
but a Confederate General. 


state of our supplies liere, or at Chattanooga, naturally enough grew O 

nervous. There was, however, no real cause for alarna at any time, ^ 

especially after Hood let his first forty-eight hours here slip by with- b^ 

out assaulting. Had he attacked at once on arriving here, and ^ 

massed heavily on our right, the weakest point in our line at that jj 

time, though since made one of the strongest, he might have given us Cl 

some trouble — though he could scarcely have succeeded in his enter- S 

prise. In fact, our last reinforcements, Smith and Steedman, gave \^ 

Thomas such a happy preponderance of infantry and artillery, that ^7 

from the hour they were both safely in, nobody here who knew much " 

of aiFairs ever seriously doubted our ability to hold Nashville at all g* 

hazards, and against all contingencies. With Smith, or about that £, 

time, came also eight navy gunboats, including the iron^clad monitor g 

Neosho — a mere chunk of iron, absolutely invulnerable to all ordinary ^ 

shot, and whose monster guns could readily upset any river batteries ^ 

the enemy could bring against her. In ample time, too, citizens were qj 

impressed and sent to the fortifications, with pick and shovel. The |o" 

military forces of the Quartermaster's Department, some 5,000 strong, g» 

were also early under arms, and at work on the intrenchmeuts. Two 1^ 

... . ^ 

goodly lines of works, exterior and interior, vrere thus hastily con- ^ 

Engineer, encircling the town at a distance varying from a mile to ^ 

structed, under the direction of Brio-adier-General Tower, Chief p 


two miles, frowning with forts and redoubts, and bristling with rifle- ^ 

pits, and crowning our whole outlying hills from the Cumberland o 

around to the Cumberland again. We were thus ready to receive ^ 

Hood, our forces all thoroughly in hand, and prepared at all points to ^ 

meet his attack, so long ago as December .5th or Gth. Thomas now p 

waited, but Hood did not come. He tempted him with reconnois- o 

sauces, but he would not follow. He peppered him with round shot, ^ 

but he would not respond. He complimented him with shell, but he rf^ 
would not answer. Hood evidently had the strange idea that Thomas 

would either evacuate, without fighting, or would be starved into a q 

surrender, by the destruction of his communications, and, therefore, e4- 
that all he had to do was to make good his investment, and strike, as 

he was able, at the Louisville Railroad, a ht Sherman at Jonesboro, fr 

when aiming for Atlanta. He most singularly mistook his man. He *^ 

forgot he was dealing with the Rock of Chickamauga. A novice in *^ 

war might have known Thomas better. His forces all in hand, and ^ 

his works well completed, with fair supplies of all kinds on hand, and o 

abundance of most, Thomas's once anxious brow had long since «*• 

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cleared thorouglily up ; his usually quiet eyes began now to gleam 
with the 'fierce light' of battle; and it was soon apparent to all, 
S who happened much at headquarters, that ' Old Pap Tom,' as his 
soldiers persist in calling him, prudent General as he is, would very 
speedily be ' spoiling for a fight !' 




>• " Our subsequent battle here would have been delivered now instead 


of later, for General Thomas was fully ready, was confident of his 
troops, and knew his troops to be confident of him ; but one thing 
lf2 more was yet needed, to make his anticipated victory doubly sure, and 
that was cavalry. 'A horse ! A horse ! A kin2;dom for a horse ! ' 
O might well have been the burden of his cry now, as of Richard the 
•J2 Third's, four centuries ago, as reported by Shakspeare. He had 
^ plenty of men, and tolerably good men, too, but little more than half 
,2 enough horses, and the equine quadrupeds Avere not to be had any- 
§ where, in the regular way, within the required time. In this juncture, 
O the Secretary of War Ciime to his rescue, and telegraphed Wilson, 
^ his Chief of Cavalry, to impress and seize all serviceable horses any- 
0) where within the Military Division of the Mississippi, whether in 

Tennessee or Kentucky, and so to remount his men quickly, at all 
hazards, in any way. The order was rigorously carried out; a week's 
U time or so sufiiced to secure the required mounts, and finally, Decem- 
O ber 11th or 12th, Thomas at last felt himself fully prepared 'to move 

upon' Hood's 'works.' 
K? "Jack Frost, however, now set in, and soon all the hills about 
^ Nashville were aglare with ice. Neither man nor beast could now 
^. keep his feet, and so Thomas for some days yet was still further com- 
<Q pelled to ' nurse his wrath to keep it warm.' But now at last the 
f^ hour had struck, and the time had come. On Wednesday, December 
'^ 14th, there came a thaw, with evidence at sundown of a general 
Q break-up, and Thomas at once issued his orders for attack on Thurs- 
day at early dawn. His plan of battle v^'as simple, yet well matured, 
and will well bear consideration. The future historian, judging it by 

«^ its rich results, will pronounce it superb. As we have said, the right 
of his line rested on the Cumberland, covered by gunboats, and 

^ extended thence in order as follows : Sixteenth Army Corps, Brevet 

pq Major-General A. J. Smith commanding; Fourth Army Corps, 

^ Brigadier-General Wood commanding ; Twenty-third Army Corps, 

^ Major-General Schofield commanding; and a provisional organiza- 

PQ tion of white and colored troops, Major-General Steedman command- 

05 iag, thus round to the Cumberland again, his left also covered by gun- 


boats. His plan was to demonstrate boldly on the left, where the O 

enemy was strongest, while he in reality massed every thing compactly ^ 

on the riglit, where the enemy were actually weakest, and thus — with bj 

the gunboats covering — to overwhelm Hood's left, mash in his line, ^ 

and roll it back on the center, and, having thus got well upon his ^g 

flank and rear, to crush his center, too, if possible, as the result of ^ 

the first day's work. This having been done, the job assigned for the S 

second day was to smash Hood's right, and then either to envelop ^ 

him with our wings, or at all events to bruise and hammer him so ^ 

roundly, that he would be glad to pull up stakes and push straight for "• 

the Tennessee. In pursuance of this plan, then, A. J. Smith was q 

ordered to advance at daylight, December 15th, his right covered ^ 

by Wilson's cavalry, the gunboats also co-operating, if necessary, o 

Wood was ordered to leave only a heavy curtain of skirmishers in ^ 

front of his works, to mass every thing else compactly on Smith's left, m 

and thus to hold himself in readiness to support Smith's attack, at a z/i 

moment's notice. Schofield received similar orders, but to mass p 

instead on Wood's left, and to hold himself rather in reserve. Steed- q* 

man, in addition to holding the extreme left, was also placed in charge ^ 

of the inner line of works, with a force composed of the Grarrison 3 

proper of Nashville, Brigadier-General Miller commanding ; a Pro- p 

visional Division of white and colored troops, Brigadier-Creneral Cruft p^ 

commanding ; and the quasi Military Organization of the Quarter- ^ 

master's Department, Brevet Brigadier-General Donaldson, Chief 2 

Quartermaster, commanding. In accordance with his orders, before ss 

dawn Steedman on the left deployed a heavy line of skinnishers, con- ^ 

sisting principally of excellent Colored Troops, and soon after daylight ga 


he pushed his line up to and across the Murfreesboro pike. The ^ 
enemy's pickets resisted stoutly, but presently fell back, and Steed- 
man pursued, until he came plump up against a battery, planted 
beyond a deep rocky cut of the Chattanooga Railroad, too long for his 

line to flank and impossible for it to cross. Not knowing this at first, o 

his men eagerly charged the battery, and would probably have carried A 

it handsomely, had not the deep cut aforesaid prevented them from ^^ 

reachinii' it. As it was, they fell back with considerable loss ; but ^ 

their attack had been so eager and vehement, that Hood was doubtless ^ 

misled to believe, that the whole army was there in force. A fatal ^ 

mistake for him, as he subsequently learned to his grievous cost; for, «->- 

almost immediately, Thomas opened in full blast on our right ; A. J. ^ 

Smith, supported by Wood and covered by the cavalry, swept forward ^ 

120 singleton's NASHVILLE 

-*j like an avalanclie on Hood's feeble left; and, almost before the enemy 

o knew we were advancing, we were upon him, and over him, were 

g crushing his line, storming his batteries, and flanking his positions, 

•S and in a trice, so to speak, his whole left wing was hopelessly doubled 

Qj up and gone forever. This let the cavalry loose, and now Wilson 

p^ swept round and past our right like a thunderbolt. One Division, 

^ under Brigadier-General Johnson, he dispatched down the Cumber- 

^ land to look after Chalmers, and a battery reported there, which was 

^ afterward taken ; with the other two, Croxton's and Hatch's, he 

• covered Smith's right, and hung like an avenging cloud on the 

flank and rear of the rebels, as they fell sullenly back on their 

-*! center. 

^ " Hood now saw his mistake of the early morning, and, from the 

*§ bights about Nashville, could be distinctly seen in the distance his 

.S long lines of infantry and artillery, hurrying frantically over from his 
right to support his imperiled center. His position was yet a very 

"S strong one, stretching along the wooded sides and crests of a series of 

^ high hills, covered with skillful breastworks, fringed with rifle-pits 

^ and abattis, and bristling with cannon, that swept all the sides and 

^ gorges, and Hood now evidently bent all his energies to hold it to the 

^ last. A. J. Smith, though brave as a lion, was too good a General to 

^ butt his brains out against such a position, and so he halted to recon- 

,jj noiter and report. As the result of his observations, Wood was 

O brought well up on Smith's left, and Schofield, who had hitherto been 

^ chafing in reserve, was moved out, and swung round on Smith's right, 

^ while Wilson was pushed out still further round to the right, so as to 

outflank and gain the rear of Hood's new position, if he found it 

g practicable. Hood's line was now thoroughly felt, by both artillery 

rt and infantry, from point to point, and though there were some 

Q successes here and there, yet the enemy held his ground so stubbornly 

■^ that little was eff"ected until just at nightfall, when Wood charged a 

p» battery that had been shelling his line most of the afternoon, and 

j^ carried it with a rush in the handsomest style. This substantially 

^ closed the operations of the first day, and our army bivouacked on the 

^ field thus so manfully won. Sixteen pieces of artillery and over 

p^ 2,000 prisoners were the fruit of the day's work, and Thomas rode 

^ home to his headquarters at dark, to telegraph to Washington the 

results of his beginning. 
W "As he left the position he had occupied chiefly through the day, 

02 it is reported, he remarked to an ofiicer. ' So far, I think we have 


succeeded pretty well. Unless Hood decamps to-night, to-morrow d 

Steedman will double up his right, Wood will hold his center, and ^ 

Smith and Schofield again strike his left, while the cavalry work away fcd 

at his rear.' His words had almost the prescience of prophecy ; for J^ 

nearly this exact movement took place next day. Under cover of the ^ 

night. Hood drew back his right center and right, so as to straighten ^ 

the new line he had been forced to assume, and in the morning was S 

found in position along the Overton Hills, some two miles or so to the bd 

rear of his original line. ^ 
"It will be seen that Hood had thus shortened his line, by drawing 

in and concentrating his forces, and had planted himself squarely o 
across the Granny White and Franklin pikes, to cover his trains, that p^ 
were already, no doubt, fast hurrying to the rear. All his strong o 
lines of w^orks nearer the city, upon which it was afterward found he o* 
had bestowed a vast deal of labor and care, were thus wholly aban- » 
doned, because obviously untenable after the thoroua;h smashing and m 
turning of his left as on Thursday, and it was soon evident to all that ^ 
his present stand was now only in desperation. Indeed, every body o' 
now felt that Hood was, in fact, already Avell w^iipped, and that, if let co 
alone, he would, of his own accord, soon depart whence he came, ca 
But Thomas, sturdy old soul, had not the least idea of letting him P 
alone. He had given 'Old Tom' too much trouble to stop yet awhile ; P^ 
and so, with the break of day, our skirmishers were up to, and over, ^ 
and through his old works. Thence our lines swept easily and ^ 
steadily forward, on the center and left, until a thick curtain of rebel ^ 
skirmishers, and the opening of their artillery, warned us to halt and O 
consider. Hood's new position, on examination, as already indicated, ^ 
proved to be one of great strength, and, as was afterward found, had ^ 
been selected and carefully fortified by him days before, in wary antici- - 
pation, doubtless, of all possible contingencies. His line on Thurs- ^ 
day had been originally over six miles long, until his left was doubled ^ 
up, or, rather, battered in, when it was reduced to about four. But © 
here on Friday he occupied a line scarcely three miles in length, run- ^ 
ning along the wooded crests of closely-connecting hills, and which ^ 
even a better General than Hood might well have regarded with com- ^ 
placent satisfaction. The two keys to his position were directly on w 
and covering the Granny White and Franklin pikes, leading to Frank- 
lin, Columbia, Pulaski, and so down the country to the Tennessee, e^- 
Both of these, it will be freely admitted, were admirably adapted for g 
defense, as well by nature as by the work of Hood's industrious axes ^ 

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^ and shovels; and here now the enemy grimly stood, prepared to deliver 

© a final battle, that was undoubtedly to decide, for this war at least, the 

g fate of Tennessee, and, perhaps, also of Kentucky. If successful 

.2 here, Hood could retire at his leisure, his trains intact, sweeping the 

^ country as he marched ; or, for that matter, if he chose, could return 

^ to the front of Nashville, and try another bout with 'the chuckle- 

^ headed Thomas,' as the Kebel General Cheatham is reported to have 

® dubbed him, because of his obstinate fighting at Chickamauga. If 

^ unsuccessful, his trains were menaced, his army endangered, Tennessee 
in effect lost, the morale of his troops gone, and a rapid flight down 

^ the country, and across the Tennessee at Florence, with Thomas hack- 

'^ ing and thundering at his heels, his only alternative. A more pi'U- 

fH dent commander would have thought twice, and hesitated long, before 

.S accepting stich perilous chances. But Hood never was a prudent com- 

^ mander, and Thomas now was only too glad to grapple with such an 

^ audacious blunderer. Accordingly, as indicated the night before, 

-♦J" Thomas now at once pushed forward his left, and as Steedman ad- 

g vanced he found the Murfreesboro and Nolensville pikes, as had been 

M expected, comparatively free of the enemy. A few cavalrymen dis- 

rH puted his advance here and there, but their resistance was feeble, and 

t^ practically amounted to nothing. As he came up to the Overton 

O Hills, however, and stretched across to connect with Wood, the enemy 
opened on him with an advanced battery, and in pursuance of his pre- 

50 vious instructions, Steedman halted now and awaited orders. Wood 

fe meanwhile had come up early on the Franklin pike, and was now en- 

_u gaged in briskly shelling the enemy's lines on Overton Knob, though 

® only meaning to hold him in position there. Both he and Steedman, 

5^ as yet, were acting only as foils, and they were both directed now to 

73 await the further development of movements off" on the right. There 

Q massed, on or about the Granny W^hite pike, and extending well to 

^ the right of it, were A. J. Smith and Schofield, with the Sixteenth 

Ki and Twenty-third Corps, with Croxton and Hatch of Wilson's cav- 

j^ airy eagerly co-operating, feeling briskly, but most intently, all points 

^ of the enemy's position there, but unable, as yet, with all their assid- 

^ uity, to find the vulnerable point now desired. 

pq '' The delay thus wore on apace. Noon came, with but little valua- 

^ ble result, as yet. Smith and Schofield were both chafing, and eager 
to assault, and both felt confident of their ability to carry the opposing 

W lines; but Thomas, as yet, refused them his consent. He was not yet 

03 fully ready ; he had sent the cavalry well around to the right, to gain 


Hood's flank, and menace his rear, and he was still waiting to hear O 
the result, before he launched at Hood's head these twin thunderbolts ^ 
of war.* W 

" Now, however, well on to four o'clock P. M., news from the cav- o, 
airy suddenly came, in a prolonged fire of rifles and carbines, that 
swept round the rebel flank, and crept up along Hood's rear, and then 
the hour had struck, and the time had come. ' Now tell Generals 
Schofield and Smith to advance,' w'as Thomas' quiet order. Away 


sped his aids, spurring like the wind ; but before the order could reach t^ 
either Smith or Schofield, they had both already caught the meaning 
of the fierce fire along the Rebel flank and rear, and, without waiting 
to hear from their imperturbable old chief, they both at once ordered 
a general assault; and, simultaneously, with leveled bayonets and 

of the flerce fire along the Rebel flank and rear, and, without waiting td 
to hear from their imperturbable old chief, they both at once ordered o 


ringing cheers, their lines swept superbly forward, up to, and over, {£i 

and around the Rebel works, while Wood and Steedman on their left, a 



catching up the inspiration, pressed gallantly forward, and almost in 
a twinkling, our general movement carried all before it. For a time, 
there was hot work. The whole Rebel line, from end to end, was 

ablaze with musketry and a roar with cannon. The hills shook, the p 

earth trembled, and the whole field was like 'the sulphurous and g 

gaping mouth of hell.' But in an hour or so, the conflict was mainly ^ 

over, and what were left of the Rebels, were in full retreat — almost S 

pellmell — down the Granny White and Franklin pikes, and so away ^ 

for Dixie, o 

" 'For Dixie's land, awai/, away! ' ^ 

"Some few stood their ground bravely, and fought most desperately ^ 

to the last. But many abandoned their muskets, where they rested ^ 

between the logs of the breastworks, and others threw muskets, knap- CD 

sacks, blankets, every thing aside, that would impede their locomo- «? 

tion, as they fled wildly and panic-stricken, apparently, away from the ^^k 

battlefield. Said a captured Rebel Brigadier General to the writer ® 

afterward, in speaking of this charge and rout, ' Why, sir, it was the ^ 

most wonderful thing I ever witnessed. I saw your men coming, and ji 

held my fire — a full brigade, too — until they were in close range, ^ 

could almost see the 'whites of their eyes,' and then poured my volley 2 

. ^ . CD 

'^' The query, "Where was Forrest all this time?" will, doubtless, occur to the reader. The ^2 
answer ia, that Hood had previously scattered hia cavalry, a part beiug sent off" on the ram- 
page," down the Cumberland, after our transports, and the balance on a wild goose chase CO 
around Murfreesboro, where they got thoroughly drubbed, about the time Hood was beiug N 
pnmmeled on Thursday. Thomas, it ia reported, knew of Forrest's being thus away, before <p 
ordering his attack. S^ 

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+3 right into their faces. I supposed, of course, that, when the smoke 

cj lifted, your line would be broken, and your men gone. But, it is 

g surprising, sir, it never even staggered them. Why, they did not 

•S even come forward on the run. But, right along, as cool as fate, your 

^ line swung up the hill, and your men walked right up to, and over my 

^ works, and around my Brigade, before we knew they were upon us. 

"^ It was astonishing, sir, such fighting. If I must say it, it was per- 

O fectly splendid.' 

CQ "Our reply was, 'Yes, it was pretty good. Our men have learned 

. to fight now. The first year of the war you gave us Big Bethel and 
Bull Run, and they were instructive lessons. But now we are paying 

+3 you back, with Chattanooga and Atlanta, Nashville and Savannah.' 

fi " ' What,' said he, very eagerly, 'has Sherman got Savannah? ' 

.5 " 'No, not yet! But he is well on the way there, and he will have 

j:^ it very soon. And then, for Charleston and Richmond! After that, 

^ you will 'cave in' all round, and then Maximilian might as well 'get 

■g up and git,' and Canada will have to behave herself 

g " 'Ah! ' said he, apparently very sorrowfully, 'I fear we .shall never 

03 come together again.' 

" 'Oh! yes, we shall. General,' I replied. 'Never you fear for that. 


y 'Blood is thicker than water;' and when we do come together again, 

O if they care to fight us, we'll whip the world in arms!' 
^ "The General laughed, took a proffered drink of whisky and a 

^ cigar, and so we parted — he for the Provost Marshal's, and /for my 

^ 'confiscated ' Nashville quarters. 

.^ "Pardon this digression. As we have indicated. General Hood's 

whole army, once so exultant, was, now and here, thus thoroughly 

^ routed. Over 5,000 prisoners, including one whole division, one 

e^ major-general, three brigadier-generals, and over two hundred com- 

Q missioned ofiicers, here threw down their arms, in addition to the 

■g killed and wounded; and the afternoon's work produced, besides, 

^ some 40 pieces of artillery, many flags, and an almost innumerable 

^ quantity of small arms. The total results of both battles, as near as 

^ can be ascertained here, at this writing, foot up about as follows: 

S nearly 8,000 prisoners, including 5 general oificers, 56 pieces of can- 

p&] non, 1 headquarters' wagon train, many flags and small arms, almost 

^ by the field full. If this was not a good pounding, a pretty thorough 

thrashing, not to say smashing, of one of Jeff Davis' armies, we would 

P^ like King Jeff to tell us what it was. History will declare, that no 

^ other victory of this war has been more thorough and complete, not 



even excepting Bull Run. Hood's campaign, and not Sherman's, thus q 

proved to be 'Moscow over again! ' Night alone closed the conflict, S 

and our troops again bivouacked on the battlefield, wearied with the ^ 

pursuit, and surfeited with prisoners. Had Thomas now had a fresh q, 
division of reliable cavalry, to hurl remorselessly on Hood's shattered 
and fleeing columns, he would have 'gobbled up ' the most of his trains, 

and the balance of his artillery, and not 5,000 rcbs would have ^ 

recrossed the Tennessee, in all probability. As it was, he resumed ^ 

pursuit early in the morning, and at this writing is still driving and ^ 

harrying Hood, as he hurries into Dixie. It is not germain to this - 

paper to trace his progress further, as our only object in writing at all, ^ 

is merely to elucidate events that occurred just here. O 

"In conclusion, however, we may add a word of general eulogy — eg 

not much, however, nor should we particularize; for where all did so t^ 

well, and behaved so heroically, it would be invidious to select for g 
praise, or to omit from honor, any command or any body. Besides, 

none need either here. Their great and splendid achievements are e-^ 

now the nation's wild pride and exultant joy, and so they will remain «?; 

forever. Heroes all, from Thomas to his lowest soldier, the nation ^ 

will extend to each and to all its profoundest thanks, and embalm the >^ 
names of their fallen comrades in its memory forever. Conquerors 

with Sherman at Atlanta, they are now again fit conquerors at Nash- t3 
ville, while yet his victorious legions are marching through Georgia, 

or thundering, perchance, at the gates of Savannah. In view of these ^ 

great triple triumphs, for Freedom and the Union, made by the same ^ 
common army, in one campaign, let the nation reverently resolve once 
more to 'thank God, and take courage ' for the future. 

" ' In the name of otir God, we have set up our banners, and through 

Him we shall yet do valiantly ! ' ^ 

" Nashville, Tenn., December 20, 18G4." ^ 







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Allison — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewing Avenue, next south- m 

west of Fogg. P 

Ash — West from College to Vine, next north of Mulberry. O* 

Asijlum — South from Lebanon Pike to Carroll, next east of Pearl. § 

Bass — South-east from Franklin Pike to Oak, next south-west of no 

Wood. P 

Bell — West from High to Franklin Pike, next south of DeMonbreun. p^ 

Berrien — South from Lindsley Avenue to Carroll, next east of Asylum. ^ 

Berryhill — West from McLemore to Walnut, next south of Church. 2 

Broad — West from river to Corporation Line, next south of Church, w 

Broicn — South-west from Houston to Humphries, next north-west O 

of Pillow. P 

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Cannon — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Fairfield Avenue, next J^ 

south-west of Spring. 

Carroll — East from Market to Wharf Avenue, next south of Lindsley ^ 

Avenue. ^ 

Casflrman — East from Market to river, next'south of Mansker. O 

Cedar — West from College to Corporation Line, next north of Union. Ci 

Center — East from College to 3Iarket, next south of Mulberry. ~ 

Central — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewine; Avenue, next ^ 

south-west of South Union. 2 

Chcmj, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of ^ 

Summer. CQ 

Cherry^ South — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of o 

Summer. % 

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^ Church — West from river to Corporation Line, next nortli of Broad. 
§ Claiborne — South-west from Lebanon Pike to Trimble, next soutli- 
S east of Wharf Avenue. 

.53 Clark — West from Water to Market, next north of Church. 
^ Coal — South-east, from Franklin to Cherry, next south-east of Depot. 
^ College, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of 
^ Cherry. 

0) College, South — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of 
M Cherry. 

Craioford — West from Cherry to Corporation Line, next north of 
^ Line. 

'^ 6Vt(/c7/e— North from Line to Lick Branch, between College and 
^ Cherry. 

.S Crochet — South from Mansker to Castleman, next west of river, 
rt Deaclcrick — West from Colleiie to Summer, between Cedar and Union. 
^ DeMonbreun — West from Market to Corporation Line, next south of 
il" Broad. 

^ Depot — South from Franklin to Houston, next west of Coal. 
02 Elm — West from Cherry to Summer, next north of Ash. 
^ Ewing Avenue — South-west frou South Union to Bass, next east of 
bS Stevenson Avenue. 

Fairfield Avenue — South-west from river to Murfreesboro Pike, next 

south-east of Lewis. 
Fogg — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewing Avenue, next south- 
west of railroad. 
Franklin — West from Wharf Avenue to Humphries, next south of 

City Cemetei-y. 
Franklin — West from Market to Cherry, between Priestly and De- 



eS Monbreun. 


Q Franklin — West from High to Franklin Pike, next south of Bell. 

,jj Franklin Pike — Continuation of South Spruce, next east of A^auxhall. 

P^ Gai/ — West from College to Corporation Line, next north of Cedar. 

^ Guthrie — North from Castleman to Molloy, next east of Water. 

^ Hamilton — West from Summer to Corporation Line, next north of 

^ Washington. 

pq Sigh, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next west of 

2 Summer. 

High, South — From Church to Oak, next west of Summer. 

W Houston — South-east from Depot to Brown, next north-east of Hum- 

qq| phries. 


Howard — West from Cherry to Summer, between Jacksou and Jef- O 

ferson. ^ 

Humphries — North-west from Cherry to Franklin, next south-west of b^ 

Houston. 1^ 

Jackson — West from Water to McLemore, next north of Hamilton. ^ 

Je ferson — West from river — Corporation Line — next north of Jackson. H 

Jefferson — East from Pearl to Wharf Avenue, next south of Wash- ^ 

ino'ton. b^ 

Kirhnan — West from College to Cherry, next south of DeMonbreuu. ^ 

LrJjanon Pike — South-east from Castleman to Corporation Line, next " 

south-west of river. O 

Leigh — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Lewis, next south-west of ^ 

Lebanon Pike. o 

Lewis — South-west from Lebanon Pike to Murfreesboro Pike, next ^ 

south-east of Manry. oi 

Li)ieoln Alley — West from Cherry to Vine, next south of DeMonbreun. CQ 

Liuchley Avenue — East from M;irket to Lebanon Pike, next north of P 

Carroll. O* 

Line — West from College to Corporation Lino, next nortli of Gay. § 

Locust — West from Water to College, next south of Whiteside. co 

Lucas — North from Molloy to river, next east of Water. P 

Ilarket, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of p^ 

College. 5^ 

Market^ South — -From Church to Corporation Line, next east of 2 

College. w 

McGavoch — West from Pligh to Corporation Line, next south of ^ 

Broad. p 

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3IcLemore — North from Broad to Corporation Line, next west of ^ 


Mallory — East from Cherry to Market, next north of Franklin. ^ 

Mansher — East from Market to river, next nortli of Castleman. ^ 

Maple — South from Lindsley Avenue to Corporation Line, next east O 

of Market. g; 

Martin — South-west from Houston to Corporation Line, next north- -^ 

west of Brown. 5^ 


Maury — South-west from Lebanon Pike to Murfreesboro Pike, next ^ 

south-east of Claiborne. ^ 

Molloy — East from Market to river, next north of Mansker. ^ 

Murfreeshoro Pike — South-east from S. Market to Corporation Line, O 

next south-west of Lebanon Pike. f*" 


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-♦J Mulberry — West from College to Vine, next north of Oak. 
« North Hill — South-east from Maple to Corporation Line, next south- 
§ west from Trimble. 

•^ Oah — West from Cherry to Bass, next north of City Cemetery. 
« Payne — East from Walnut to McLemore, south of Berryhill. 
r§ Pearl — North from Wharf Avenue to Lebanon Pike, next east of 
< Maple. 

2 Perkins — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Lewis, next south-west 
^ of Murfreesboro Pike. 

• Pillow — South-west from Coal to Corporation Line, next south-east 
of Brown. 
Polk — West from McLemore to Walnut, next north of Union. 
Polk Avenue — North from Church, between Vine and Spruce. 
*§ Priestly — East from Cherry to Market, next south of Franklin, 
•S Railroad — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewing Avenue, next 

south-west of Central. 
"o Robertson — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Fairfield Avenue, next 
^ south-west of Cannon. 

^ Short — South-east from Maury to Fairfield Avenue, next north-east of 
f^ Murfreesboro Pike. 

South Union — South-east from Franklin Pike to Summer, next north- 
east of Central. 
Sjyring — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Fairfield Avenue, next 
© south-west of Leigh. 

^ Spruce, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next west of Vine. 
s^ Spruce, South — From Church to Broad, next west of Vine. 

Stevenson Avenue — South-west from South Union to Corporation Line, 
© next east of Franklin Pike. 

^ Summer, North — From Church to Corporation Line, next east of 
« High. 

'g Summer, South — From Church to Oak, next east of High. 
Q< Thomas, or Hume — South from DeMonbreun to Priestly, next east of 
^ Cherry. 

Trimhlc — South-east from Wharf Avenue to Corporation Line, next 

north-east of North Hill. 
Trimble Avenue — South-west from IMurfreesboro Pike to North Hill, 

next south-east of Wharf Avenue. 
Troost — West from IMarket to College, next south of Priestly. 
Union — West from Market to Walnut, next north of Church. 








Vauxhall — Soutli from Broad to DeMonbreun, next west of Franklin C5 

Pike. § 

Vine, North — From Churcli to Corporation Line, next west of High. W 

Vine, South — From Churcli to South Union, next west of High. ^ 

Water — North from Castleman to Corj^oration Line, next east of >-g 

Market. g 

Walnut — North from Broad to Cedar, next west of McLemore. jj 

Washington — West from Criddle to Corporation Line, next north of fel 

Crawford. j^ 
Washington — East from Pearl to Wharf Avenue, next south of 






Wctmore — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewing Avenue, next p^ 

south-west of Allison. CD 

Wharf — East from Market to Water, next south of Broad. (^ 

Wharf Avenue — South-west from Lebanon Pike to Trimble, next oa 

north-west of Claiborne. Oj 

Whiteside — West from Water to College, between Jackson and p" 

Locust. g* 

Woods — South-east from Franklin Pike to Ewing Avenue, next north- 5 

west of Wetmore. ^ 

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nished with Sofas, containing eight of the Latest Style and Improved 
Billiard Tables; also, a fine TEN-PIN SALOON. A BAR, well 
supplied with pure Old Brandies, Whiskies, Wines, Ales, Cigars and 
Tobacco. Our facilities are unsurpassed for furnishing our Restaurant 
with all the Delicacies that the Cincinnati and Louisville Market affords; 
and our Kitchen is under the superintendence of an experienced Cook. 

JS®"^ Meals sent to any part of the City on short notice. 
Liquors by the Bottle on hand and for sale. 

JOHN F. CJUMKEEi, Fropa'ietor. 




Municipal Election — Last Saturday in September. 
Aldermen's Meeting — Second and fourth Tuesday in each month. 
Mayor — John Hutrh Smith. 


First Ward- 
Second " 
Third " 
Fourth " 

-John E. Newman. 
J. J. Robb. 
James Thomas. 
H. a. Scovel. 

Fifth Ward — J. "B. Knowles. 
Sixth " Wm. Driver. 
Seventh " H. G. L. Claiborne 
Eighth " J. C. Smythe. 


First Ward — James M. Hentou, 

John Casper. 
Second " Abram Myers, 

G. M. Southgate. 
Third " E. F. Mulloy, 

Andrew Anderson. 
Fourth " Charles Sayres, 

M. B. Koc"kel. 

Fifth Ward — Wm. S. Cheatham, 

Cr. G. Stubblefield. 
Sixth " T. J. Yarbrough^ 

Wm. F. Baker. 
Seventh " L. D. Wheeler, 

J. E. Rust. 
Eighth " Wm. Dix, 

W^m. Haley. 

Recorder — William Shane. 

Treasurer — Rufus Henry. 

City Attorney — Vacancy. 

Revenue Collector — A. B. Shankland. 

Water Tax Collector — E. B. Garrett. 

Superintendent op the Water-works — Daniel Cunningham. 

Tax Assessor — M. B. Kockel. 

City Civil Engineer Southgate. 

Keeper of the Work-house — John Q. Dodd. 
Wharpmaster — Thomas Leak. 
Street Overseer — Wm. T. Wright. 




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city police. 
g City Marshal — John Chumbley. 

S Deputies — W. H. Wilkinson, A. C. Tucker, James A. Steele, J. 
^oQ F. Ingles and J. L. Ryan. 

t^ Clerk of Market — First Assistant, Thos. McCarty ; Second As- 
> sistant, Elisha Long. 


g J. H. Puckett, W. H. Wilkinson, jr., S. J. Starkey, Frank Gray. 


® Captain — Henry A. Chumbley. 
'^ First Lieutenant — D. A. Burgett. 

pj Second Lieutenant — A. Gl. Byers. 
•S Watchmen — F. R. Nichol, A. Crosswright, John Frith, A. J. 

d Heald, Sam Plummer, James Miller, William Jackson, Whelan Bonds, 

S W. M. Mallory, T. N. Scott, Yanco Riley, B. McKinney, Robert 

■*^ Hodge, T. S. Henderson, Joel Phillips, Joel Capps, Richard Garner, 

g H. A. Thompson, W. M. Thompson, Wm. Stewart, John Cavender, 

M John Castleman, James Givens, H. H. Mansfield, T. J. West, D. 

^ Crosswright, W. B. Sanders, Chas. Hill, Benj Smith, Glover. 



Chief of Fire Department L. M. Freeman. 

g Assistant Chief L. M. Gorbey. 

^ Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 1 — South End Market 
^ House — Captain, Joe A. Duff. 

No. 2 — S. College, b Church and Broad — Captain, Edward Horn. 


g No. 3— College Hill— Captain, Wm. Dale. 

'S Hook and L.\dder Company, No. 1 — at Hall of No. 2 engine. 


Andrew Charge (Methodist Episcopal), Castleman street, Soutl 

^ Nashville. 

Christian Church, Spring street, near Vine. 
^ Claiborne's Chapel, in Claiborne's addition, near Lebanon pike. 
pq Christ (Episcopal), corner Church and High streets. 
^ Cumberland Presbyterian, South Summer street. 

Cherry Street Baptist, South Cherry street. 
W Colored Baptist Church (colored), West Nashville, near the Chat- 
03 tanooga Railroad Depot. 


Christian Church (colored), North Vine street. O 

Elysian Grove (Methodist Episcopal), South Cherry street. ^ 

First Presbyterian, corner of Spring and Summer streets. H 

First Baptist, North Summer street. {^ 

German Methodist Episcopal Church, North College street. ^ 

K. K. Mogen Dovid (orthodox), North Market street ; Rev. I. y 

Marks, Pastor; A. Lands, President; R. D. Blum, Vice President. 3 

K. K. Ohaveys Emes (orthodox), No. 54 S. Market street; David W 

Barnard, Pastor; H. Cohen, President; S. Cohen, Vice President. L^ 
K. K. Bne Jeshurun (reform), Mansfield Hall, College street ; J. 

Labishiner, Pastor; M. Fishel, President; H. Spitz, Vice President, o 

3IcKendree (Methodist Episcopal), Church street. pT* 

Methodist Church (colored), McLemore street. CD 

Primitive Baptist Church, South College street. ^ 

Roman Catholic Church, corner Summer and Cedar streets. on 

Second Presbyterian, North College street. CQ 


Spruce Street (Methodist Episcopal), Spruce street. P 

Second Methodist (colored). Cherry street, south of Broad. 
Trinity Church (Episcopal), Ewing Avenue. 




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Cumberland Lodge, No. 8 — Meets the third Saturday in each y 
month, corner Union and Summer streets. Officers — John McClel- p 
Ian, W. M. ; Geo. Sieferle, S. W. ; W. D. Robertson, J. W. ; Frank o 
Moore, S. D. ; David Grewar, J. D. ; Robert Thompson, Sec'y ; J. C. i" 
McCrory, Treas. ; Edwin Fields, Tyler. ►^ 

Phcenix Lodge, No. 131 — Meets the fourth Saturday in each 
month, corner Union and Summer streets. Officers — T. H. Cox, o 
W. M. ; A. D. Creighton, S. W. ; H. Schlesenger, J. W. ; Eli Becket, 
S. D. ; E. Wolfe, J. D. ; John W. Barry, Sec'y ; L. D. Baker, Treas. ; 
Edwin Fields, Tyler. 

Claiborne Lodge, No. 00 — Meets the second Saturday in each 
month, on Cherry street, S. N., over Tanksley's store. Officers — 
Robert Holley, W. M. ; W. E. McAllister, S. W. ; Martin Cotton, J. 
W. ; G. T. Gleaves, Sec'y ; Albert Adams, Treas. ; J. P. Kennelly, S 
Tyler. *^ 



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^ Edgefield Lodge, No. 254. — Officers — W. M. Murray, W. M.; 

g E. D. Hicks, S. W. ; Geo. W. Jenkins, J. W. ; Chas. H. Lashear, 

i Treas. ; J. B. Canfield, Sec'y ; William Warmath, S. D. ; S. David- 

.g son, jr., J. D. ; P. S. McMurray, Tyler. 

^ I. O. O. F. 

^ The Grand Lodge of Tennessee meets in the city of Nash- 
ville, annually, on the Wednesday after the last Monday in October. 

^ Officers — Grand Master, Martin C. Cotton, Nashville, Tenn. ; Grand 
Secretary, John F. Hide, Nashville, Tenn. 

O The Grand Encampment of Tennessee meets in the city of 

•i-T Nashville, annually, on the last Monday of October. Officers — 

^ Grand Patriarch, James T. Bell, Nashville, Tenn. ; Grand Scribe, 

P3 John F. Hide, Nashville, Tenn. 

§ subordinate lodges. 


^ Hall, corner of Summer and Union streets. 

-♦->' Tennessee Lodge, No. 1 — Meets every Tuesday evening at 7 

g o'clock. 

^ Trabue Lodge, No. 10 — Meets every Monday evening. 

^ Aurora Lodge, No. 105 TGerman) — Meets every Thursday 

j-i evenino;. 

pj -^ 

o Smiley Lodge, No. 90 — Meets at their hall, on South Cherry 


street, every Friday evening, at 7 o'clock. 

subordinate encampments. 

RiDGELY Encampment, No. 1 — Meets in the hall, corner of Union 

and Summer streets, the first and third Wednesday evenings of each 

month, at 7 o'clock. 

Q Olive Branch Encampment, No. 4 — Meets on the second and 

c3 fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, at 7 o'clock. 

P Degree of Rebekah — Meets the first Friday night of each 

-^ month. 

c3 Eev. W. F. Baird, Army and General Agent of the American 

^ Bible Society ; office, No. 14 South Spruce street. Bible Depository, 

^ at the lleading-rooms of the U. S. Christian Commission, No. 6 Cherry 

p&j street. 


Hall, 44 College. Meets every Thursday evening. Officers — 
W Thomas McCarty, President ; Robert Pritchard, Chairman Safety 
05 Committee ; M. Kane, Secretary ; John Cunningham, Treasurer. 



Organized December 8th, 1862— Hail, No. 23 Cedar street. Meets § 

every Wednesday evening. I. Noa, President; M. Lowenstein, Vice ^ 

President; S. Radesky, Secretary; Max Sax, Treasurer; Hy. Stern j^ 

and J. Kramer, Economs. ^ 


Court-house Hall. Meets every Wednesday. M. H. Schwarzen- -^ 

berg, President; J.M.Northman, Vice President; J. Seeman, Sec- ^ 

retary ; H. Ehrenberg, Treasurer ; J. Hesslein, Librarian ; P. R. t^ 

Albert, M. Landsberg, Stage Managers. ^ 




Organized 1853. Meets at No. 26 Union street, the second Sunday S 

in every month. S. Hyman, President; A. Landsberg, A^'ice Presi- ^ 

dent; L. Margolius, Secretary ; D. L. Sobel, Treasurer. a 


I. O. B. B. 

Mainionides Lodge, No, 46 (Hebrew). — Organized 1863. Meets 
every Tuesday evening, at 26 Union street. I). Aaron. President; J. S 
Loeb, Vice President; Charles Pfeiffer, Secretary; J. Sax, Treasurer. ^ 

4^ ^ g 



Office — South-east corner of Church and Cherry. 2 

A. V. S. LiNDSLEY, Postmaster, residence Edgefield. w 

Henry L. Jones, Assistant Postmaster, residence No. 12 North O 

Summer street. P 

Joseph S. Carels, Money Order Clerk, residence No. 12 North ^ 

Summer street. 

GrEORGE Gr. Strong, Superintendent Army Mails, residence corner J^ 

of Vine and McNairy. 

Jeremiah Buckley, Clerk, residence Broad street, west of © 

Chattanooga Railroad. gi 
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Louisville & Nashville R. R. — James Guthrie, President; B. *^ 

Marshel, Superintendent. Depot, 108 N. College. 00 

Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. — In charge of the Military g 

authorities. Depot, foot of Church street. % 














Tennessee & Alabama R. R. — In charge of the Military author- 
ities. Depot, foot of Church street. 

North-Western R. R. — In charge of the Military authorities, 
Depot, foot of Church street. 

Tickets by all the above Roads can be had at the General Railroad 
Office, No. 25 North Cherry. 


County Court Judge. — James Whitworth ; office, Court-house. 
Clerk County Court. — P. L. Nichol ; office, Court-house. 
Judge Criminal Court. — Samuel Frazier ; office, Court-house. 
Clerk Criminal Court. — John H. Hall ; office, Court-house. 
Register. — C. W. Smith ; office, Court-house. 
Judge Circuit Court. — Manson M. Brien ; office, Court-house. 
Clerk Circuit Court. — David C. Love ; office, Court-house. 
Sheriff. — James M. Hinton ; office, Court-house. Deputies. — 
John D. Gower, And. G. Garnett, Thomas Hobson. 

Constables, First District. — John E. Newman and R. F. Bates. 

magistrates for DAVIDSON COUNTY. 

Briley John G. 
Briley W. C. 
Coleman P. B. 
Creighton Jos. 
Childress E. H. 
Curtis Wm. 
Couch M. I. 
Cunningham Enoch. 
Davidson Sam. B. 
Drake Wesley. 
Dodd B.N. 
Ferris Josiah. 
Garrett Wm. W. 
Gill George. 
Greer G-eorge. 
Gray Benajah. 
Goodwin Wm. W. 
Gunter G. B. 

Harsh Nathan. 

Hooper Church. 

Hudson W. B. 

Hallum Gilpin. 

Haynie James. 

Hobbs J. N. 

Lumsden George. 

Meacham Wm. F. 
j McDaniel Alex., sr. 

McCarty Thomas. 

Page Thos. B. 
I Payne Zach. 
I Patterson T. M. 

Powell J. G. 

Paul Isaac. 

Pearcy J. R. W. 
■:4 Robertson Willis D. 

-i^ — 

Rucker Jno. W. 



Eobb Jogepli J. 
Spain Geo. W. 
Southgate Geo. M. 
Scales Horace G. 
Stones Listen. 
Stephens Wm. M. 
Stewart C. M. 
Shankland A. B. 

Thomas James. 
Towns Herbert. 
Taylor Jno. 
Willis N. B. 
Williams Benj. 
Williams James. 
Wilkinson W. H., sr. 








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T. .1. WILSOX. 

(Opposite Sevvanee House), 







atform and Counter Scales, Britannia Ware, Mats, Brushes and 
Dusters, Sad Irons, Andirons, Castings and Hollow Ware, 
Parlor Grates, Coal Oil Lamps and Coal Oil. 




CASH CAPITAL, $2,500, 

(Absolute and UnimpairedJ 

$3,677,352 71. 

Fire and Inland Navigation Risks 

Accepted upon as Favorable Terms as consistent with Solvency 
and Fair Profits. 

Insurance of Dwellings for Terms of 1 to 5 Years. 








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H. Thomas, commanding. Office, Cunningham's residence. High ^ 

street, between Church and Union. JL 

Headquarters District of Tennessee — Major-General L. H. « 

Rousseau, commanding. Office, No. 02 Church street, between Vine i° 

and Spruce. ©2 

Headquarters Post op Nashville — Brigadier-General John F. ^ 

Miller, commanding. Office, No. 15 College street, between Church o* 

and Union. o 

Provost Marshal General Departjient op Cumberland — oj 

Captain Pt. M. Goodwin, Assistant. Office, south-west corner Cedar S 

and Summer. P' 

Headquarters Department Cumberland — Major-General Geo. 

Provost Marshal District op Tennessee — Captain J. W. ^ 

Plummer. Office, east side High, between Cedar and Union. ^ 

Provost Marshal Post op Nashville — Captain Hunter Brooke. °* 

Office, Cherry street, two doors south of Post-office. ^ 

Medical Director Department Cumberland — Surgeon E. E. ^ 

Cooper, U. S. A. Office, Summer street, near Cedar. t-s 

Assistant Medical Director Department Cumberland — "* 

Surgeon J. H. Brinton, U. S. V. Office, west side South Cherry o 

street, between Church and Broad. ^ 

Attending Surgeon to Officers — Surgeon W. Threlkeld, U. S. ^ 

Vols. Office, No. ll South Cherry street. {y* 


No. 1— College Hill, Surgeon Breed, U. S. Vols. § 



No. 2— College Hill, Surgeon Herbst, U. S. Vols. 

No. 3 — Sovith-east corner Public Squai'e, Surgeon Ludlow, U. S. Vols. 

No. 8 — Church street, between Cherry and Summer, Assistant o 
Surgeon Byrne, U. S. Vols. c*- 


142 singleton's nashville 

-♦-2 No. 11 — University Pike, Assistant Surgeon France, U. S. Vols. 

g (Pest House). 

§ No. 14 — Church street, near Chattanooga Depot, Surgeon Tulle, 

.S U. S. Vols. 

cj No. 15 — Corner Summer and Line streets, Surgeon Chambers, U. 

r§ S. Vols. 

^ No. 16 — South College street, Assistant Surgeon McGrinnis, U. S. 

g Vols. (Contraband). 

No. 17— College Hill, Surgeon Herbst, U. S. Vols. (Officers). 

' No. 19 — Market street, between Church and Public Square, Sur- 
O . 

geon Perkins, U. S. Vols. 

•^ Cumberland. — Hardin Pike, Surgeon Cloak, U. S. Vols. 


CI Wilson. — Wilson Pike, Surgeon Russell, U. S. Vols. (Colored). 
•g Ordnance Officer Department Cumberland. — Captain E. F. 

.3 Townsend. Office, north side of Public Square. 
^ Issuing Commissary. — Captain H. S. Henderson. Office, north 

"g side of Public Square. 

§i Superintendent Freedmen Middle and East Tennessee. — Col- 

xn. onel E. D. Mussey. Office, Cedar street, between Cherry and Summer- 
ly Refugee Home. — Lieut.-Colonel Davidson in charge. Broad 
street, between Vine and Spruce. 



^ Bvt. Brig. Gen. J. L. Donaldson, Chief Quartermaster, Depart- 
^ ment of the Cumberland. Office, 105 Cherry street. 

Capt. James F. Rusling, A. Q. M., Chief Assistant Quartermaster. 
Office, 105 Cherry street. 
^ Capt. S. B. Brown, A. Q. M., in charge of Railroad Transportation 
'c^ (Freight and Passenger). Office, Church street, at Chattanooga Depot. 
p Capt. Charles T. Wing, A. Q. M., General Disbursing Officer, 
+3 Quartermaster's Department. Office, 107 Cherry street. 
Qt Capt. H. Howland, A. Q. M., in charge of the purchase and pro- 
j^ curement of public animals and hire of employes. Office, 110 Cherry 

^ street. 
^ Capt. T. J. Cox, A. Q. M., in charge of Stationery, Q. M. Blanks, 


p^ Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, and Storage of Public Prop- 
^ erty. Office, 17 Market street. 

Capt. Geo. B. Hibbard, A. Q. M., in Charge of Forage and Straw. 
W Office, 90 Cherry street. 
j>2 Capt. Charles H. Irvin, A. Q. M., in charge of Corrals, Stables, 


Issue of Public Animals, Means of Transportation, Lumber, Work- O 

shops, etc. Office, 109 Cherry street. *^ 

Capt. AV. A. Wainwright, A. Q. M., in charge of Horse Medicines, bd 

Hardware, and Miscellaneous Q. M. Stores. Office, 105 Cherry street. J^ 

Capt. A. W. Wills, xV. Q. M., in charge of Government Printing ^ 

House, and all public and private buildings used as storehouses, offices, ^ 

quarters, etc., Depot of U. S. C. T. and Freedmen. Office, No. — ^ 

South Cherry street. H 

Capt. J. H. James, 1st Regt. Tenn. Cav., in charge of Issues to ^ 

Tennessee Troops. Office, State Capitol. T, 

Capt. W. Mills, 74th Regt. Ohio Vol., A. A. Q. M., Post Quarter- o 

master, in charge of Post Transportation, Fuel, Issues to Detach- pf 

ments, Hospitals, Barracks, etc. Office, No. 17 Cherry street. Also o^ 

Inspector of Sutlers' Goods and Private Stores shipped to the front. nT* 

Office, 45^ Cherry street. » 

Lt. S. H. Stevens, Chicago Board of Trade Battery, A. A. Q. M., CO 

in charge of lliver and Depot Transportation and Fuel for Steamers. ^ 

Office, 88 Cherry street. O* 

Capt. F. J. Crilly, A. Q. M., Disbursing and Chief Quartermaster, o 

U. S. Military Railroads. Office, Church street, Chattanooga Depot. w 

,Capt. S. R. Hamill, A. Q. M., assistant to Capt. F. J. Crilly, A. Q. P 

M. Office, Church street, Chattanooga Depot. p< 

Capt. G. H. Clements, A. Q. M., in charge of property U. S. Mili- ^ 

tary Railroads. Office, Church street, at Chattanooga Depot. 2 

William R. Shafter, Col. 17th U. S. C. I., President Post Council of § 

Administration. Office, 3d floor, between 4 and 5 North Cherry st., O 

opposite " Maxwell Barracks." P 


Military Commission, Department of the Cumberland. — - 

President, Col. M. B. Walker, 31st Ohio Infantry ; Judge Advocate, q 

1st Lieut. H. C. Blackman, 8th Kansas Infantry. Rooms, High ^ 

street, near Cedar. o 

Board op Claims, Department of the Cumberland. — Pres- ^ 
ident, Capt. E. C Hatten, 22d Mich. Infantry ; Recorder, 1st Lieut. 
P. H. M. Groesbeck, 10th Wis. Battery. Rooms, Senate Chamber, 
Capitol Building. 

General Court Martial, Department of the Cumber- 
land. — President, Col. Thos. E. Champion, 96th Ills. Infantry ; ^ 
Judge Advocate, Capt. C. R. Miller, 18th Mich. Infantry, Rooms, to 
Broad street, above Cherry. 

144 singleton's nasiiville 

+3 General Court Martial, District op Tennessee. — Presi- 

§ dent, Lt. Col. J. C. Smith, 96th Ills. Infantry; Judge Advocate^ 

g Capt. George W. Lawton, 4th Mich. Cavalry, llooms. No. 52 North 

.J2 Summer street. 

^ General Court Martial, District of Tennessee. — Fresi- 

J^ dent, Major Wm. Irving, 38th Ohio Infantry; Judge Advocate, 1st 

< Lieut. J. B. Coons, 38th Ohio Infantry. Rooms, No. 27 North Vine 

Qj street. 


O Reading and Writing Room, No 6 North Cherry street. Store 
•'f Room,- Maxwell Barracks, corner Church and Cherry. Residence, 
S No. 14 South Spruce street. 

,S The United States Christian Commission aims to distribute cloth- 
2 ing and sanitary stores where most needed in barracks, hospitals and 
O camps ; to visit sick and wounded ; to instruct, comfort and cheer 
^ them, and to aid them in correspondence with their friends at home: 
to aid surgeons on the battle-field and elsewhere ; to help chaplains in 
their ministrations and influence for good; and to circulate good read- 
ing nuitter among soldiers and sailors, and address them, individually 
and collectively, for their benefit, temporal and eternal. 
§ Its work is mainly done by unpaid delegates, each of whom labor 
^ for a term of not less than' six weeks, under direction of the Agents. 
The Commission has stations at Chattanooga, Knoxville, Ilunts- 
ville, and other important military posts. 




Ofeice, No. 8 Cherry street. Store Room, north side of Public 

© Square. Soldiers' Home, Summer street. 
^ Nashville is the principal depot of supplies for the Army of the 
6 Cumberland. At this point, more than two thousand tuns of San- 
itary stores, consisting largely of vegetables, were received in 1864, 
and distributed here and beyond to sick and wounded soldiers in hos- 

^ pitals, and to troops in the field. 

The business of the Commission, at Nashville, is under the general 
^ charge of E. Root, assisted by competent and experienced agents in 
W the diflferent departments. Important depots of sanitary stores are 
also established at Chattanooga and Knoxville. All other points in 
the Department of the Cumberland are supplied from these principal 
W depots, through the established agencies of the Commission. 




Economize your money by buying your Boots and Shoes at tlie 












iVo. 43 Union Street, between College and Cherri/, south side. 


All kinds of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Boots, Shoes and Gaiters. Also 
a good variety of Men's fine Calf Boots. 

WHITE & ENOCH, Proprietors, 

Nashville, Tenne&see. 
Please call and examine for yourselves. 























Lace Curtains, 

Vestibule Lace, 
Vestibule Rods, 
Gilt Cornices, 

Cords and Tassels, 
Stair Rods, 

Window Shades, 
Cocoa Matting, 

Piano Covers, 
Canton Matting, 
Napkins, etc. 



S LIST G- L E T O ]Sr ' S 




al allej-. 

atty iittuniey. 

av avcQue. 

b between. 

bark bar keeper. 

bds boards. 

b h boarding house. 

bk book or brick. 

b k book keeper. 

bk layer brick layer. 

bldr builder. 

bldg building. 


cab nikr cabinet maker. 

carp carpenter. 

elk clerk. 

cof h coiTee house. 

com V commission. 

coufec confectioner. 

e , east. 

eng engineer. 

h liouse. 

lab laborer. 

mauuf manufacturer. 

mer merchant. 

mkr maker. 

n north. 

nr near. 

opp opposite. 

prop'r pro])iietor. 

res residence. 

8 south or side. 

servt servant. 

w west. 

wh wholesale. 

wks works. 


Aaron David, dry goods 18 Union 

Abbott G. B. elotbier 32 N. College, h 115 N. Market 

Abercrombie Andrew, saloon 12^^ Deaderick 

Abercrombie Robert, carp h 200 Cedar 

Abrams H. clothing 52 N. Market, h 1G8 S. Summer 

Abrams S. dry goods 72 S. Market 

Achtermeyer J. II. grocer 21 S. College 

Aclitzehner Frank, grocer c Jefferson and Summer 

Adams Dan, engraver 25 s w c Public Square 

Adams E. E. saloon, tobacco, cigars, etc. 17 Cedar 

Adams' Express Co.; office 51 N. Cherry, Colonnade bldg, Joel Davis 

Adams E. carp h c Demonbreun and High 

148 singleton's nashville 


^ No. 53 College Street, 
J. H. VAN STAVOREN, Proprietor. 


,^ Cartes de Yisite, Photographs of all sizes, Ambrotypes, 

'^ Melainotypes, etc. 

§ Miniatures of deceased persons enlarged to any size up to 

*o life, and colored by the best artist. Also 

"g A large collection of Generals' Pictures and Celebrities of the 

g World. Photograph Views of the most Noted Places in the South, 

^ and Public Buildings in Nashville and vicinity. 



Furniture Factory 

^ Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 


P ]V^VS^ITVI3L,3L.3E:, Tennessee. 




Between Union and Deaderick, 




Adams Mrs. F. b h 74 Cedar d 


Adams S. W. sutlers' supplies 30 Cedar tgt 

Adams, Surdum & Co. grocers 54 Broad fel 

Adlam George, boot and shoe mkr N. College nr Jefferson J^ 

Adler B. clothing s s Church b Vine and Spruce ).g 

Akiu N. B. elk h 27 S. High g 

Albert & Bork, clothiers 34 N. Market 3 

Albert P. II. clothier h 4G Line 

Alexander M. L. grocer 71 e s Public Square 

Albes C. H. butter mer. 33 Cedar 

Allan A. W. shoe mkr N. Colle2;e bel Brid^re 

Albert Charles, gunsnnth h 173 N. Market t?l 



ALLEN A., Grocery, h S. High b Lincoln al and S. Union o 

ALLEN & CO. (F. M. A. .k M. C. Foulk), Carriage Manufac- ^ 

turers, 05 X. Clierry 2 

Allen D. M. h 12 Spring "!« 

Allen F. M. h 109 N. Cherry ^ 

Allen J. R. manager new theater, h 71 Union - g* 

Allen S. h 73 S. Summer g 


Allen S. F. h e s Lebanon pike 

Alley Mrs. Phebe, h 111 S. College p 

Alley Henry, h w s Pearl b Washington and Jefferson p, 

Alley J. wagoner h S. Summer b Ash and S. Union m 

Alley Mrs. N. h 12 S. Summer CD 
Alley & Throne, dry goods and shoes 51 N. College 


Alley V. h w s S. Summer b Ash and S. Union y 

Alley W. h 49 S. Front § 

zillcn & Cary (S. F. A. & E. C.)attys s w c Public Square and Cedar O 

Allison Mrs. A. h 9 N. Summer ^ 

Allison W. J. mer h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maurv *^ 

AUoway N. E. h s s Church b High and Summer ^. 

ALMOND JNO. H. (Wm. Cameron & Co) , Printers' Alley ? 

Amison Mrs. L. h 73 Cedar Si 
Ambrose Joseph, saloon n w c Deaderick and Cherry, h c Jefferson 

and Front tr 

Anient Samuel M. h S. College opp Howard School Bldg 3 

Anderson Andrew, h 45 S. Cherry ^ 

Anderson H. H. grocer 41 S. College CQ 

Anderson J. Indian Doctor h 100 S. High (3 

Anderson John S. lab h S. Market nr Oak et- 


singleton's NASHVILLE 








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No. 49 Cherry Street, near Union, 



«■ » *>* 


Capital and Swpluj 
^.TNA, of Hartford, Connecticut 83,000,000 

Home, of New York 3.000,000 

PliENix, of Brooklyn, New York 1,000,000 

Manhattan, of New York 1,000,000 

Security, of New York 1,000,000 

Mutual Life, of New York 

Total Capital represented $9,000,000 

Policies Issued and Losses Paid promptly, at this Af/oieif. 


:Vo. 40 CMEI^R^^" f^TIMilET, 




Anderson 0. H. li 39 S. Cherry C2 

Anderson S. confec li 123 S. Summer i^ 

Anderson Dr. William, li s e c Washington and Pearl ISl 

Anger H. clothing store Broad b High and Vine gp 

Anthony George W. tailor h 92 S. College ^ 

Apple Mrs. J. h 7 S. High g 

Archibald John, b h 8 S. Market 3 

Armstrong E. h S. College above Hill's al td 

Armes W. J. saddler h 56 Line E 

Arnold W. h 30 S. Vine - 

Arnold J. M. h 89 N. Summer O 

ARLINGTON & FARRAR, Collectors, 12 N. College g- 
ARTHUR C. H., Groceries, Leather, etc., 95 Cherry s of Broad o^ 

Ashbrooks A. A. tailor h 126 N. Cherry ©* 

Ashbrook A. G. blacksmith e s S. Cherry nr Oak on 

Ashley William, h 106 N. College ©2 


D & 

John jMcClclland, Assessor, 20 and 21 N. Cherry, Colonnade 

Building, up stairs 5 

ATCHISON T. A., Physician, h 32 S. Spruce g 

ATCHISON T. A., Wholesale and Retail Grocer, 46 n s p 

Public Square p, 

Ataele J. H. furnishino- fjoods 10 Cedar 

Atkinson H. S. h 63 S. Summer 5 

Attart Alex, h w s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne « 

Autemeith Julius, h 104 S. College ^ 


Bach & Co., dry goods 28 S. Market 
Bagetsi Otto, candle manuf h N. Chei-ry nr Jefferson 
Baha John, h c Castleman and Cherry O 


Bailey Miss M. P. h 151 S. Summer 

BAILEY THOMAS L, Photographer, h 151 S. Summer 

BAIRD WM. H. L., Proprietor Union Hotel, w s N. Market, ^ 

below Public Square |3 

Baker L. D. elk h 36 S. Summer ^ 

Baker Annie, h Crawford b High and Vine CO 

Baker William H. h e s Houston c Martin <§ 

Baker H. & Co. bakers 18 Cedar % 








ISetAveen Foiai-tli and Fifth, CI1S<JT1S1SA.TI, O. 

E, ALLISON, Superintendent. 


News, Book and Job Type 

Printing Presses, Cases, Gallies, etc., etc., 

IE imim 


B«oka, Music, Patent Medicine Directions, Jobs, "Wood Sngravings, etc. 


Of Various Styles. 


Bancom C. b h 48 S. Cherry O 

Bankhead J. h c Broad and McLemore g 
BANK OF THE UNION, A. J. Duncan, President; J. C. W 

Warner, Cashier. J^ 

BANNIZA L., grocer 240 S. Cherry ^ 
BAHRY, WINHAM & CO., Proprietors Daily Press, g 

Union and American Block, c Church and Cherry. S 

BARRY JOHN W. (B. Winham & Co.), h 70 Cedar W 

Barrett Patrick, lab h 151 S. Market ^ 
Barr Mrs. J. h 17 Crawford 
Barber Mollie, h Crawford b High and Vine 


Barr Mrs. S. h N. Spruce b Union and Cedar pf 

Barr Joseph, shoe mkr h 25 N. Spruce § 

Barber Miss J. h 133 N. College ^ 

Barber George, h McLemore b Gay and Line S 

Barker Israel, furnishing goods 9i Line Oj 

Barclay Robert, printer h e s Park b Gay and Cedar P 

Barclay Thomas, painter h c Lebanon pike and Lewis O* 

BARKHORN B. H., Saloon 14 and 16 Deaderick, h 102 N. g 

College » 

Barton C. L. & Co. Velloc's Pink Cerate, 19^ Deaderick, up stairs SO 

Barker Mrs. K. h 67 N. Front p. 

Barber & Tucker, barbers 34 Cedar j^ 

Barkhouse Louis, cigars etc 16^ Cedar 2 

Barry Misses E. & A. milliner etc 14J N. Summer oa 

Barnard G. h 91 Church O 

Barnes D. A. variety store 19^ N. Cherry p 




Barnes James, h S. College opp Hospital 
Basset H. V. saloon 36 Cedar 

Bassow & Hosse, saloon 49 N. Cherry SJ 
Bates & Baker, grocers c Broad and Cherry 

Bateman H. grocer, h 188 S. Summer O 

Bates & Harpe'"^ saloon 116 N. College S 

Bates B. F. merchant, h 35 N. Front ^ 

Battis John, liquors etc 84 N. Cherry tf' 

Battise J. h 47 S. Front § 
BAUGH V. A., Wagon-maker and Blacksmith, 125 S. Market "< 
BAXTER NATHANIEL, Attorney at Law, n s Cedar, near ^ 

Public Square CD 

Bavnes Thomas, h c Castleman and Market S* 




Uealex* in 


A.]?>f I> 












Attorneys and Counselors at Law, 


©ffice— Mo. 44J ]\orth CBaerry Street, Up Stairs. 

♦♦^ — *-♦ 

Practice in the Military and all the Civil Courts, and give prompt 
attention to Collection of Eastern Claims. 

I>EA.LEri iiv 

Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods, 





Bayless W. B. li 20 Vauxhall b Broad and Church O 

Bailey & Shie, provisions sec Vine and Church m 

Beall Albert J. carp h 65 N. Market W 

Bean Alexander, elk h 87 N. Market pp 

Bean E. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury j 

Beaty John, soap factory 27 N. Front ^ 

Beaty Mrs. M. L. h 17 c Claiborne and Robertson 3 

Beaty William, h 27 N. Front ^ 
BECKETT E. (Wm. Cameron & Co.), h Berryhill nr Orphan ^ 


Bell D. B. h 13 Spring §* 

Bell Mrs. E. J. h 140 S. Summer g* 

Bell Francis, barber 65 Cedar O 

Bell B. F. grocer 15 S. Market ^ 

Bell T. h 93 N. Summer 2 

Bellemaire, Miss C. millinery n w c Broad and Summer Ol 

Bellman Mrs. H. dry goods 86 Broad p 

Bennett Arch, lab h 25 Line g* 

Benson C. D. music, etc 34 Union g 

Benson, Eankin & Davis, dry goods 45 N. College S 

Bentley John, h 79 S. Summer p 

Bentley J. H. elk h 26 Line p, 

Benninger J. W. h w s S. Union b High and Vine « 

Bergen C. contractor h c of and High 2 
BERINGER A., Agent, Dry Goods, 44 Public Square, h 27 N. I 

High O 

Berry & Demoville, druggists 6 s s Public Square p 

Berry C. S. h w s DeMonbreun b Franklin pike and S. High ^ 

BERRY, W. T. & CO. (W. T. B., W. B. Bayless & H. A. " 

Gleaves), Booksellers and Stationers, 30 w s Public Square 
BERRY, WM. W. & CO. (W. W. B, & E. J. Mitchell), 


Dry Goods 57 N. College O 


Betts, Mrs. L. quilt mkr 129 N. Market 

Biby Mary, h 153 N. College 

BIGNEY, T. O. &C0. (T. 0. B. & J. J. Noah), U. S. Club 

Rooms 10 N. Cherry \^ 

Binkley F. wagon mkr w s Lebanon Pike b Lindsley av and Car 

roll, h Washington nr Pearl 



Birchett Mrs. N. T. h n s Washington b Wharf av and Pearl g 

Birthwright L. A. harness mkr h e s Lebanon pike 






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93 m J^ a 

Corner College and Union Sts., 


Is prepared to execute, with neatness and dispateli, 







In its various branches, at low prices for Cash ; such as 

Government Blanks, Rail- 
road & Steamboat Work, Show 
Cards, Circulars, Bills, Bill 
Heads, Bills of Lading, Dray- 
Tickets, Checks, Notes, Poli- 
cies, Labels, Handbills, Post- 
ers, Way-bills, Letter-heads, 
Envelopes, Cards, Pamphlets, 
Drafts, etc. 

Blank Books, Banding and Ruling- of all kinds 
made and done promptly to order. 

Music Bound at ^liort IVotice, and Funeral No- 
tices printed and distributed. 

Having added considerably to his office in an excellent assortment 
of Material, he would most respectfully invite a share of public pat- 

Blanks of all kinds printed to order. 

Call and examine for yourselves. 


Bissinger A. li e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm O 

Bissinger B. dry goods 92 S. Cherry ^ 

Bisher A. shoe mkr h 80 N. High W 

Bishop J. S. h 79 S. Front ^ 

Bitgood & Grarvin, saloon 4^ S. College h^ 

Black Isaac, h 87 S. Summer S 

Black J. h 83 S. Summer j^ 

Black Jacob, grocer 50 Broad W 

Black J. TV. D. h w s Murfreesboro pike b Pearl and Maple ^ 
Black & Jernigan, dry goods, boots, shoes, etc 11 Union 

Blank Gr. h s s Ash b Cherry and College O 

Block Eliza (widow) h N. Cherry below L. & N, Depot pf 
BLOCK, KRAMER & CO., Sutlers' Supplies, 72 Public S 

Square O 

Blood W. & Co. grocers 63 n e c Public Square oj 

Bloomstein L. dry goods w s S. Cherry nr Broad 05 

Blunkall P. H. h w s Franklin pike c of Division so 

Blum R. D. gents' furnishing goods 20 Cedar g* 

Boehm S. gents' furnishing goods 13^ N. Cherry g 

Blunt Mrs. R. h 53 N. Spruce S 

Boggs Wm. W. carriage manuf h 103 Cedar p 

Bolden Ben, lab h 66 Gay p. 

Boles R. S. pilot h 77 S. Summer ^ 
Bolles R. S. & Co. (R. S. B. W., H. Deitz) photographers 33 Union » 

up stairs at 

Bolton C. coach painter h S. Market nr Oak y 

Bolton & Sims, saloon 12 Deaderick p 

Boliwing G. S. mer h High nr Broad. g 

Bone A. mer h e s Lebanon pike >? 

Bostard H. grocer w s S. Cherry b Elm and S Union. ^ 

Bothwell G. W. & Co. restaurant 120 N. College 

Bousquet A. boot mkr 21 N. College O 

Bowers B. grocer h w s Musfreesboro pike b Market and Maple g; 

Bowles Mrs. S. h n Castleman e College ^^ 

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Bowling W. K. physician h 20 N. High c Union t? 

Bowman John, butcher h 92 N. Market J^ 

Bowman W. VV. butcher 31 Cedar '^ 

BOYD & PEEBLES, Steamboat Agents, s w e Broad and CQ 

Front, up stairs. CD 

Boyers Mrs M. b h 146 S. Summer «♦■ 


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]Vo. 44 UMi®M Street 





wo. 44 COlLIiEliE STREET, 




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Gentlemen's FurnisMng Goods, 

3© South Market Street, Wasliville, TeeaBi. 
JS^°Grarments Cut and Made to Order. 



Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 

Prompt attention paid to Northern and Eastern Collections. 

Office, No. 6 Cedt.M' Street, up stairs. 


Bradley N. J. lab h Gay below McLemore O 

Bradley Patrick, lab h McLemore bet Cedar and Gay « 

Brady & HeflPner (M. B. & W. H.) liquor store 104 Cedar W 

Brady M. b 22 N. Front gp 

Branch Miss E. b cor N. Spruce and Crawford l^ 

Brasber A. b e s McLemore b Churcb and Broad ^ 

BREAST ARTHUR A., Hardware and Cutlery, 29 w s Public g 

Square ^ 
Breen P. G. grocer, b w s Lebanon pike c of Carroll 
Brennan J. cab mkr b c Mulberry and S. Summer 

Brennan Mrs. E. grocer e s. S. Cherry below Broad O 

Brennan Micbael, grocer 106 Broad p^ 

Brennan K. B. boot mkr 2 N. Summer CD 

Brenon E. T. b McLemore b Cedar and Gay ^ 

Brew M. stonemason b n e c High and S. Union o» 

Briant Silas, barber b S. College above Hospital 05 

Bridgland & Co. claim agents 34i Union up stairs P 

BRIGGS & CO., Grocers, IN. College S' 

Briggs W. T. physician 42 N. Cherry § 
BRIEN, JOHN S, & SONS, Attorneys at Law, 45 N. Cherry, m 

Brien J. 5L atty at law, 40 N. Cherry. P 
BRIEN M. M. JR., Attorney and Counselor at Law, 46 N. p. 

Cherry, b. 152 S. Summer. ^ 
Brien Hon. Manson M. judge circuit court 9th dist office 46 N. Cherry ^ 

b 177 S. Summer m 

Brien. P W. claim agent, 44^ N. Cherry up stairs y 

Brien Wm. A. atty at law 46 N. Cherry b 122 S. College $ 

BRIEN, YARBROUGH & CO. (M. M. B., sr., T. J. Y. & o 

W. H. Thaxton), Wholesale Grocers, n w c College and Churcb. i" 

Brody S. dry goods c Cberry and Elm al n^ 

BRODIE C. A., Physician, S. Market, b. Ash and Elm *^ 

Brown , h c McGavock and S. Spruce 

Brown , b 36 N. Summer 

BROWN B. F., b 29 S. Summer. 


Brown D. eating saloon s s Church b Cberry and College ^ 

Brown G W. grocer c Ash and Cherry ® 

Brown Guss, h w s Franklin Pike b Fogg and Wilson *<< 

BROWNE JOHN, Merchant Tailo^r, 27 Public Square, c Dead- ^ 

erick, h 91 N. Market o 

Brown John T. grocer 38 Public Square, b 69 N. High r*' 













Corner of College and Union Streets, 


QUARTERMASTERS' VOUCHERS— Cashed on the Best Terms. 
EXCHANGE— For sale in any amount on Louisville, Cincinnati and 
New York. 







48 North Market Street, 


B rfk B 


im a: 

pq Union St., between Cherry and Summer, 



Brown & Stephens (T. B. & Jas. S.), grocers 75 N. Market 
Brown Wm. h n s Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av 
BROWN Wm, G. (Wm. Cameron & Co.), h c Gay and Spruce 
BROWN W. MATT & CO. (W. M. B. & Thos. Callender), 

Real Estate Agents, 41 N. Cherry 
Bruce A. C. h s s Vine b Bell and S. Union 
BRUCE J. R., Printer, h. 50 Cedar 

BRUCE JAS. H., (W. Cameron & Co.) h Fatherland, Edgefield. 
Brussell Theo. driver h S. College above Hill's al 
Bryan T. J. saloon 37 Church, h 94 S. Cherry 
Bryant Mrs. M. h e s Pearl c Franklin 
Bryant James T. grocer h S. High c Ash 
Buckley J. M. dentist 19|^ s s Public Square, up stairs 
BUDDEKE J. H. & CO. Grocery, Queensware, etc., 64 and 66 

S. Market 
Buiswauger N. h 65 N. Summer 

Bukovzer , notions n s Cedar b Cherry and Public Square 

Bulot A. F. confectioner 17 N. Summer 

Bunts & Lindsley (W. C. B. & James L.) attys 66^ N. Cherry up 

Burchett D. h 30 S. Front 

Burchartz P. grocer McLemore b Cedar and Gay 
Burdick & Ball, restaurant 118 N, College 
Burk William, h 3 Maury 
Borleston Mrs. J. h c Lincoln al and High 
Burnham & Wands, grocers, 98 N. College 
Burnett M. Mrs. h 49 Crawford 
Burns & Boyd, saloon, c Market and Broad 
Burns & Douheny, grocers, 57 Broad 
Burns Hugh, liquor store, Broad nr railroad 
Burns James, engineer, h S. College above Hill's al 
Burns John, lab, h c Spruce and Line 
Burns M. h 97 N. College 
Burns Patrick, h 135 S. Spruce 
Burns Pompey, h 73 S. College 
Burns William, elk, 49 N. Market 
Butler A. W. ins agt 40 Public Square. 




















Mo. mi N^M,Tm cojLi^Ei^i: §t., 

Nashville, Tennessee. 





Nashville, Tennessee. 


Deals in Grold, Silver, Uncurrent Money, Vouchers, 5-20, 10-40, 
7-30 Bonds, and all kinds of Grovernment Securities. 

Exchange on New York, Cincinnati and Louis- 
ville for sale. Deposits received and Collections 
made. Revenue Stamps for sale. 

A. G. SANFOED, Pres. 
James G. Ogden, Cashier. 



CABINET SALOON, nee Cherry and Cedar, Stephens & Co. g, 

proprietors ^ 

Cabler C. Gr. river captain li 114 S. College ^ 

Caflfrey Henry, grocer 81 N. Cherry 3 

CALHOUN W. H., dealer in Jewelry and Silverware, s w c Col- ^ 

lege and Public Square S 
Callender John H. physician 43 N. Cherry, h 15 S. Spruce 

Calvert Mrs. S. 122^ N. Market §* 

Cameron F. dry goods h 58 Gray Si 

Cameron, Grrier & Co. dry goods nee College and Square " 

Cameron Wm. & Co. publishers Daily Union, Printers' al b Union ^ 

and Deaderiek 2 

CAMERON WM. (Wm. C. & Co.), bds Cowardin's on Cedar ^ 

CAMPBELL & McE WEN, Attorneys at Law, 70 N. Cherry, p 

up stairs g* 

Campbell, Craigmiles & Co. dry goods 4 S. College § 

Campbell I. lab h 57 N. Spruce S 

Campbell Jno. Alex, b h 41 Cedar p 

CAMPBELL & SPIRE, Queensware, etc., 74 s e o Public |, 

Square ^ 

Campbell R. elk h c High and S. Union 5 

Campbell Thos. foreman h 56 Gay oa 

Canada Mrs. E. h n w c S. Summer and Ash t^ 

CANNON & RURGESS, Grocers, 45 Broad |^ 

Cansdell & Co. grocers 87 N. College » 

Capps Robt. carriage mkr Deaderiek b Cherry and Summer, h G6 Line " 

Cardwell Mrs. M. h 166 S. Summer g 

Carper W. M. h w s Lebanon pike e Asylum 

Carrier Wm. H. painter h 58i N. Spruce O 

Carroll H. elk h 191 S. Summer §1 

Carroll Mrs. I. h 172 S. Market ^ 

Carroll Wm. hackman h McLemore b Gay and Line ^ 

Carter A. C. saloon 27 Union, h 6 S. Cherry 

Carter D. F. h 18 N. High c Union 

Cartwright A. C. school teacher 23 S. Summer 

Cartwright Henry, river captain h 106 S, College 

Cartwright M. L. b k h 61 S. Summer 







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W. H. MORGAN, D. D. S., 

©nice, 64 ClaiBFcli street. 

S Hesidence, HSTo. 4 ISTorth. Higli Street, 



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O. E. S T I E F, 


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I Watches, Clocks and Jewehy, 

% No. 3 CHERRY St. (0pp. Post Office), 


" J8®"Watclies carefully repaired and warranted. Repairing done 
M at the shortest notice. 


Gary E. atty h 71 N. Market O 
CASEY DANIEL, Liquor Store, Line b College andj Cherry, § 

li 7 Line td 

Casey Michael, grocer h n w c High and S. Union «v 
Cashaw Henry, h 147 N. College 

Casparo Julius, inspector h 101 N. Market Cj 

Cassiday , b h rear 19 N. Cherry g 

Catron Hon. John, h 5 Cherry S 

Cavendore J. W. h e s S. Summer b Elm and Lincoln al. t^ 
Cavert James, revenue collector h 70 Cedar 

Cavitt 11. M. carp h e s S. Vine b Bell and S. Union bd 

CauvinS. h 11 S. Vine O 

Chapman S. h c S. Spruce and Bell oa 

Chaterine Mary, h Deaderick b Cherry and Summer P- 

Cheatham K. B. h 33 S. Vine | 
CHEATHAM, WM. S. & CO., Wholesale Dealers in Wines 

and Liquors, 9 N. College. 
Cheatham Philip, barber 74 Union 


Cheek Ft. painter h 55 Crawford S 



Chennault J. h w s Claiborne b Cannon and Robertson 

Childres John, h w s Maple b Franklin and Murfreesboro pike p 

CHILDRESS S. W., Attorney at Law, 64 N. Cherry p. 

Childs I.' A. boots and shoes 21 N. Cherry m 

Childs W. E. & Co. broker 52 N. College 2 
Chilton Wm. h c Franklin and Depot 


Chonan L. h w s Claiborne b Cannon and Robertson ^ 

Christie Miss Lue, 151 N. College $ 

Christison W. A. machinist h Cedar below N & C depot ^ 

CHUMBLEY HENRY A., Captain Night Police, 181 S. ^ 

Market j^ 

CHUMBLEY JOHN, City Marshal, h 181 S. Market *^ 

Church Ralph, grocer 29 N. Market ^ 

Cirer R. H. dry goods 81 N. College §. 
CITY HOTEL, e s Public Square ; J. R. Wiubourn & Co 
Clairborne M. C L. h e s Lebanon pike 

Clairborne Mrs S. H. h 29 S. High § 

Clairborne Mrs. S. M. h 39 N". Summer ^ 

Clamson George, h 131 N. College m 
CLASPILL G. B. & CO., (0. B. C. & Ed. J. Sheriden), U 

Wholesale and Retail Fruit Dealers. 9* Cedar 2- 




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3-as and Steam Fitters, 

No. 50 Cherry Street, 





O *-»-»-n^ 


% ^Jheet liCad, JLead Pipe, 

^ l¥ater Closets, Ballos, 

to IVasIi Stasids, Ijift and Force Pumps, 

^ Hose, Hydrants, 

g Hlock Tflia, IjJas Fixtiii'es, 

-S "W^rough-t Iron Pipes, 

Q For Water, Gas and Steam, from one-quarter inch up to two inches. 

"S Also, Steam Gauges, Steam Whistles, 

^ Oil Globes, Oil Cups, 

^ Globe Valves, Check Valves, 

^ Connecting Cocks, Air Cocks, 

^ A7id Fittings of every description to suit the above. 

pq Parties in the country can have their Pipes cut and fitted by send- 

02 ing Diogram. 


Clarke & Bone, 2;rocers 65 S. Market O 

Clark Ed. grocer 45 N. Summer ^ 

Clark & Gregory, grocers 85 N. Market and 58 Broad bd 

Clark Geo. W. lab h 68 Line {^ 

Clark Mrs. L. h w s N. High b Line and Crawford t^ 

Clark W. W. b 174 S. Summer g 

Clay Henry, b 18 S. High g 

Clay Jobn W. E. b s e c S. Union and Oak H 

Clements Mrs. C. b Jeflferson b Cberry and Summer E^ 

Clemmons Mrs. M. E. b 120 S. Summer 


Clemmons J. M. b e s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne O 

Clemmons W. B. b e s Lebanon pike c Claiborne ^ 

Clemmons Wm. b 11 S. High 

Coal D. h 5 w s Maury b Light and Spring 

CockreJl Mrs. C. b h 109 N. College 

Cockrell M. B. tax assessor h 68^ Line Oj 

Cohen H. jeweler 30 S. Market p 

COHEN P., Gents' Furnishing Goods, Dry Goods, Notions, etc. 5* 

71 N. Cherry g 

Cohen S. & Co. dry goods 70 S. Market S 

Cole A. H. b h 41 S. Cherry p 

Coleman Mrs. E. (widow) h 16 S. High §, 

Coleman John W. butcher h 141 N. Market m 

Coleman L. C. h 138 N. Front ® 

COLEMAN L. L., Physician and Surgeon, 64 N. Cberry h S 

50 Cedar ^ 

Coleman T. C. broker s w c College and Public Square p 

Coleman & Thompson, saloon 27 N. Market g 
Collier Andrew, b S. College above Hill's al 

Collier Mrs. E. (widow) h w s S. Summer b Broad and Church 
COLLIER WM. C, News Depot, 22* N. Cberry. 





Collins W., Hall & Co. grocers 177 S. Cherry O 


COMMERCIAL HOTEL, n e c Cedar and Cherry, Stephens g; 
& Co. proprietors 



and Public Square, B. C. McNaii-y, Sec'y 
Combs Miss Mary, h 128 College *< 

CONE, E. P. (C. & Tunnell), h 23 S. High M 

CONE & TUNNELL (E. P. C. & Wm. T.), Booksellers, Sta- S 

tioners, etc. 40 N. Cherry 


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Commission Mercliant, 




tmmtn hau 8Atooi« 

eg AND 


S Corner Cherry Street and L<incoln AlSey, 


<\ JS^'Our Bar is Always Supplied with the Finest E randies, 

- Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc. 
^ B@°"Sands Cream Ale, Fresh from the Manufacturers, Con- 
02 stantly Kept on Hand. 


CORNELIUS W. R., Government Undertaker, Church street, 

opposite Maxwell Barricks, h e s Cherry, b Broad and Church 
Coruey Mrs. C. grocer South Market b Ash and and Mulberry 
Cortes W. shoe mkr h. Collecre at Jewish Ch 


Conley E. painter h w s S. Vine b S. Union and DeMonbreun 
Conley R. D. physician n w c Deaderick and Cherry, h 113 N, Market 

Connel Dennis, saloon 10 Deaderick ^ 

Conner E. P. h 96 S. Cherry 9? 

Conner T. saloon 17 Church H 

Conner & Quinn, saloon 77 Church H 

Connolly Martin, gunsmith h 138 S. Market « 

Connolly Patrick, lab h 38 S. College W 

Conoton Patrick, lab h 23 Deaderick, up stairs ^ 

Cook Mrs. H. h 56 N. Vine " 

Cooke F. P. h N. Cherry nr L. & N. Depot o 

Cook Mrs. N. h Franklin pike b Fogg and Division ^ 

Cookenderfer J. Gr. river captain h 29 S High O 

Cooley Mark, saloon h S. College nr Hospital ^ 

Cooley S. mer h 185 S. Summer on 

Cooney John, grocer h S. College opp Hospital BQ 

Cooper J. F. pilot h 126 S. Summer P 

COPELAND THOS., Saloon, 34 S. High f 

Corbett E. pilot h s s S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry § 

Corbett J. lab h 63 N. Spruce S 

Corbett J. h c Jefferson and Cherry p 
Corbett Mrs. M. J. h S. Market above Oak 

Corbitt N. P. jobber h S. Market nr Oak m 

Corbitt Wm. carp h 63 N. Spruce 2 

Corbitt F. carp h s s S Summer b Ash and Mulberry ca 

Corbitt Mrs. L. h w s Maple b Murfreesboro Pike and Franklin O 

Corbitt Mrs. R. h w s Maple below corner of Franklin p 

Corbitt S. R. e s S. Cherry b Elin and S. Union 2* 






Costello Michael, lab h 57 Crawford rt 

Cotton & Adams, druggists e s S Cherry below Broad -^ 

Cotton M. C. druggist h S. College nr Ash ^ 

Cottrell J. C. h 4 e s Maury b Light and Spring 3 

Couch J. A. h 60 S. Front ^ 

Couch M. J. h e s Carroll b Maple and Pearl M 

Couch P. J. grocer 145 S. Market g 

Coussens John, tailor hGay b Cherry & Summer c+« 





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Cowan M. grocer c Front and Jackson h w s Front b Jackson and O 

Jeflferson ^ 

Cowgill Mrs M. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury H 

Cox Capt Thos J. b c Broad and McLemore ^ 

CRAIG W. W., General R. R. Agent, and Proprietor R. R. Om- ^ 

nibus Line, 25 N. Cberry H 

Craigbead J. B. h 17 N. Higb § 

Crandall Ira, cider bouse 18 Deaderick W 

Crane & Wytbey, tobacconists 15 Public Square ^ 

Crawford Mrs. widow b 40 S Summer T. 

Creigbton A. D. b 62 Line O 

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Creigbton James, grocer 126 N. Collec-e ^ 

Creigbton Josepb, provision store b c McLemore and Jefferson o^ 

Crissell Mrs. Martba, b S. College nr Hills al o' 

Cronstine H. dry goods 67 N. College ^ 

Crook L. D. carp e s Carroll c Maple CQ 

Crooker A. & Co. ice depot e s Cberry next State Bank ^ 

Crowley Mrs. S. b n e Vine and S. Union O* 
CRUNK, GLASCOCK & CO., Auction and Commission § 

Mercbants, 70 e s Public Square 


Crutcber W. H. b 27 N. Summer g 

Cullom F. R. b Market above Oak P- 

Cunningbam D. b 160 S. Cberry ^ 

Curril Mrs. M. b 66 McLemore 2 

Currin Jno. gi-ocer 11 S. College co 

Curry J. H. undertaker 61 Union, b 165 S. Summer W 

Custouxe U. b 77 N. Higb P 
CUTTER, B. R. & GLEAVES, Boots, Sboes, etc., 36 cor. §' 
College and Broad 

D ® 

DAILY DISPATCH ; Office, c Deaderick and Printers al, Jobu © 

Wallace & Co., Proprietors ^ 

DAILY PRESS; Office, Union and American Block, c Cberry 

and Cburcb, Barry, Winbam & Co., Proprietors 
DAILY TIMES; Office, s s Cburcb, b Summer and Cberry, S. }\ 

C. Mercer, Editor 
DAILY UNION; Office, Printers al, b Union and Deaderick, 

Wm. Cameron & Co., Proprietors 
Dale I. P. blacksmitb e s S. Cberry below Broad 






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Nos. 283 25 and 27 Cedar Street, 

J. E. I^OI^EAU, Proprietor. 




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Containing Fourteen of Brunswick's Finest Tables. 

A first-class Saloon is attached, where can be found the best Wines, 
Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, etc. 


Dale John, machinist N. and C. R. R. li S. High below Broad 

Daly Matthew, restaurant Union b Summer and High 

Dardon Miss M. h 8 Line 

Darling W. gents' furnishing goods 16 Codar 

Darragh I. B. carp h 63 N. Spruce 

Daulton Martin, grocer c N. Market and Whiteside 

Davenport P. F. elk 30 Cedar 

Davies F. L. jeweler s w c College and Public Square 

Davidson J. jewelry, etc. 30 Cedar 

Davidson & Williams, gunsmith 28 Church 

Davis James, h 120 N. Cherry 

Davis Mrs. M. h w s N. Front nr Railroad 

Davis William, livery stable 27 Church 

Dawson Charles, barber 2-1 Line 

Deaderick Mrs. I. h 47 N. Spruce 

Deaderick F. h 134 N. Cherry 

Deford William, h c Claiborne and Robertson 

Deibler & Frey, liquors, etc. 99 N. Market 

Demerich Gr. & Co. dry goods, etc. e s N Summer b Union and Dead- 

Demerick G. grocer, h e s N. Summer b Union and Cedar 

Demass Abram L. atty 42 Cedar 

DEMOVILLE & CO. (Samuel L. D. & Co.), Wholesale .and 
Retail Druggists, nee Church and Cherry 

Demoville S. L. druggist h 11 S. Spruce 

Denrige G. h 82 N.^High 

Derby N. clothier 54 N. College 

Derragh Patrick, grocer 97 S. College 

Deschamps George, saloon h 30 Line 

Deschields J. S. h 31 S. Vine 

Devanny P. grocer 70 Union 

Dews Pinkney, h 91 S. College 

Dews William, h 81 S. Front 

Dickel G. A. liquor store 23 S. College 

Dickens H. h e s Washington b Wharf av and Pearl 

Dickens J. grocer h 8 Washington 

Dickey D. D. flour mer c Broad and High, h 95 N. College 

Dietle C. grocer c Line and Summer 

Diews B. h S. High below Broad 

Diggons Mrs. J. h 14 S. High 
























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Watches and Jewelry, 


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3 iia^a«i^y»| wosuH^^t^Oj I 

-aLX c::Joiieso St., 





groceries: and provisions, 

ISJ"o. 7 CoUege Street, 



Dinkier Jacob, baker 4^ S. College C5 

Diss Mrs. C. h 173 N. Market § 

DIX JOHN H., Tinware, Grocer, Queensware, etc., 48 S. Market M 

Dix William, li w s S. Summer b Union and Ash gs 

Dobson Alfred, stone mason li McLemore st b Cedar and Gay l^ 

Dobson James stone mason h McLemore b Cedar and Gay ^ 
Dodd J. L. supt work-bouse h S. Market b Ash and Elm 


Donaldson Eliza, fruit store 30 Cedar H 

Donolioe Patrick, liquor store 132 College 

Dorris Wm. D. physician h S. College nr Nashville Institute 

Dortch J. river captain h w s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin © 

Dortch W. B. h Broad nr r r p- 

Dougherty Miss E. milliner n s Cedar nr Summer S 

Dougherty James blacksmith 115 S. College ^ 

DOHEETY JOHN, Grocer, n w c Cedar and Vine. g 

Douglas J. blacksmith h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry qj 

DOUGLAS GEORGE P., proprietor Lily Club Rooms, 481 g 

N. Cherry, up stairs g* 

Dowling Wm. saloon n s Cedar, nr Summer 5 

Doyle James, grocer 34 S. Market oo 

Doyle John, watchman h 86 Cedar ps 

Doyle Mrs. Mary Anne, b h S. College nr hospital pj 

Drake E. B. h Market b Mulberry and Oak ^ 
DEIVER & BROWN, Hardware and Cutlery, 32 w s Public g 

Square oa 

DRIVER CAPT. WILLIAM, h 158 S. Summer O 

Drouillard J. P. h 20 S. Spruce p 

Drucker M. J. & Co. brewers 41 Broad W 

Duff John, grocer 74 Church S^ 

Dumont F. h n s Washington b Wharf avenue and Pearl ^ 

Dunnavant W. S. W. carp h S. College above Ash j. 

Duncan A. J. h 21 N. Hicjh ? 



Duncan D. saloon c Church and Spruce. 
Duncan Isaac, barber shop 61 N. Cherry 

Dungey Wm. jr. fishman h s e c N. Market and Jackson t? 

Dunnigan E. h w s S. Cherry b DeMonbreun and Lincoln al ^ 

Dunton W. grocer 10 Line ^ 

Dui'bler Stephen, saloon h S. College above Hills al 5? 

DURY GEORGE, Portrait Painter, 42 Union, up stairs o 

Dwyer W. M. liquor store 88 Cedar f*- 













Printing Machine Works, 

©Mce asid Fotiiaclery, T¥o. 201 Vine Street, 
CHAELES WELLS, Secretary. 

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F xj i^ isr I s li 

FE OF ILL liiiPd^ 

CaseSj Stands, Galleys, Furniture, Quoins, etc. 

.A. Xj @ O ^ 

Cylliicler Presses to run hj Power, 
CyMaifiler Presses to riiM by Maiicl, 

Washieigtoaa Maiad Press, 
Paper Ciattin^ Machaiaes, 

Card Cutters, etc., etc., etc.. 

And all the Tools and Eistnres of a complete Print- 
ing Establishment. 

S@°" Specimens and Estimates furnished on Application. 

.A. Xj S O , 

steam Engines, Lathes, Planers, and other Machinists' Tools, 


Dyer E. M. lab li 76 Line g 

Dyer Mike, foreman h s s Mulberry b High and S. Summer *^ 


Eagle Martin, lab h 160 S. Market g 

Eakins T. boot mkr 13 Churcb « 

Eakins Wm. S. mer li 22 N. High 3 

Earhard & Co. clothing 115 N. College t^ 

Early Mrs. P. millinery 29 N. College "^ 

Early W. B. printer h 29 N. College o 

EAST EDW. H., Attorney at Law, 6 Cedar, up stairs ^ 

EASTMAN H., Saloons, 49 and 77 S. Cherry o^ 

Eberhart Philip, shoe mkr c Jackson and Market ©* 

Eberhart Philip, grocer n e. c N. Market and Jackson oa 

Edwards Alex, liquor store h 156 S. Market Oj 

EDWARDS & McKINLEY (R. E. E. & W. C. McK.), g 

Market Stables and Wagon Yard, 134 S. Market §"• 

Edwards R. E. liquor store 130 S. Market g 

Eggleston J. baker, h S. High b S. Union and x\sh 2 

EHRENEERG H., Importer and Dealer in Havana Cigars, p 

Tobacco, etc., 40 Union pi, 

EISPELDER HENRY A., Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, j^ 

47 N. Market » 

Eland H. S. grocer 100 Broad m 

Elder Miss E. h 55 Crawford tJ 

ELIAS E., Dealer in Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, etc., 16 p 

N. Cherry o 

Elkan M. grocer S. Cherry i° 

Elliott & Co. grocers 49 Broad g 

Elliott Frank, carriage mkr h 30 N. Spruce y^K 

Elliott H. blacksmith e s N. Front b Church and Spring O 


Elliott Harry, machinist h N. Spruce b Union and Cedar 
Ellis F. M. grocer 70 N. Summer 

Ellis J. dry goods 62 S. Market ^ 

Elrod J. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 2 

Emanuel J. h 35 S. Vine *^ 

Embush C. grocer c Jefferson and Vine 55 

English Capt. Peter, h N. Spruce b Union and Cedar (ft 

Erwin Capt. C. H. h 35 N. Summer S- 


singleton's NASHVILLE 













WJwlesale Grocers and Importers of 

iraiidies, Wines, and Liquors 




I>ea,ler in 

'angt and Staple Dry Goods, 

Millinery, Laces, Embroideries, etc., 





»• !> ^'tf 

Skirts made to order at the shwiest notice DEALERS IN LADIES' FTTR- 
NISHING GOODS; also, Old Shirts Mepaired, Altered, and Shaped as new- 
A full Stoch constantly on hand. 

Corner Deaderick and Square. 



Erwin Mrs. Margaret, h DeMonbruen b S. High and S. Union q 

Erwin Thomas J. hardware store h 114 Broad «2j 
Esbester C. h e s Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av 
Ester Henry, barber h 58 McLemore 

Ettleson M. dry gonds 22 Broad H 

Evans W. H. nier e s Parks b Gay and Cedar jgj 

Everett Mrs. L. h 19 S. High ^ 

Ewin & Pendleton, druggist 19 s s Public Square S 

F W 



Faeder John, grocer 23 Deaderick ^ 

Pagan J. h n s Ash b College and Cherry 

Falkner Mrs. C. h 85 N. Summer O 

FALL A., Hardware, etc., 47 N. College, h 47 S. Sprace S^ 

FALL G. W. & CO., Hardware and Cutlery, 34 w s Public CQ 

Square ^ 

FALL J. T. S., Book and Job Printing Office, s w c Union and o* 

College, up stairs, h n e c Vine and McGavock o 

Faller F. A. watch mkr 19 Deaderick *" 

Farmer M. W. confec 40 S College, g 

Farnsworth E. D. h 36 S. High P- 

FARNSWORTH T. WELLS, & CO., Dr. Velloc's Pink ^ 

Cerates, 19^ Deaderick ^ 

Farrell Edward, lab b 101 S. College » 

Farrell T. china store s w c Church and Market, h s s Church b Col- U 

lege and Market ^ 

Farrell Washington, carp h S. College above Ash t^ 
Farrell Wm. carp h 69 Union. 

Farrin D. H. railroad agent h 114 N. Cherry q 

Farris J. A. grocer Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple, h w s ^ 

Washington b Pearl and Wharf av § 

Faulkner A. grocer 52 Broad 0« 

Fay Wm. grocer c N. Narket and Jefferson rt 

Fein L. C. tailor 36 S. Cherry g 
Fellis F. grocer 75 S. Cherry 

Ferguson , h e s Division b Franklin and Deluge 


Ferrell & Co. clothing 931 Church Et 

Ferrells Pat. h w s Fogg b Franklin and Ewing av O 

Fetta J. H. boot mkr 2 N. Front 


singleton's NASHVILLE 
















1VA.SIJVIL1L.E, Tenia. 



(Successors to Scott, Keen & Co.,) 


Will keep constantly on hand, at Headquarters of the Army of 
the Cumberland and Tennessee, a Large Assortment of 

OflBcers' Fine Dress and Fatigue 



18 Public Square, Nashville. 


Fickan John, tobacconist 30 Cedar 

Fields Edwin, lab b N. Spruce b Union and Cedar 

Fields F. b w s DeMonbreun b S. Higb and S. Vine 

Finch Jacob, printer h 149 N. Spruce 

Fingleston S. furnishing goods Line b College and Cherry 

Finnegan Owen, lab h 78 Cedar 

Finegan Wm. R. harness mkr 5 S Market, h Berryhill nr Orphan 

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, 50 e s N. College, b Union 

and Square 
FISHEL & BROTHER Wholesale Dry Goods, etc., 48 N. 

FISHER C. W., Saloon, 114 N. College 
Fisher Mrs. Ann, h S. High b Lincoln al and S. Union 
Fistig Greorge, grocer Jackson nr River 
FITCH JAMES B., Boots, Shoes, etc., S. College opposite 

Howard School bldg 
Fitzgerald Edmond, lab h 103 S. College 
Fitz W. h 6 Church 
Flaherty Peter, lab h 157 S. Market 
Flanigan Pat, h w s Maple b Franklin and Trimble av. 
Flashman N. dry goods 57i Broad 
Flatau J. clothing e s Summer b Church and Union 
Flax J. h s s Mulberry b High and Summer. 
Fleming R. T. lab h 22 N. Spruce 

Fletcher A. N, h e s DeMonbreun b Franklin and Vauxhall 
Fletcher Gr. L. h e s Maple b Pearl and Wharf av 
Fletcher Robt. medical purveyor, h w s N. Market below Square 
FLETCHER WM. Scenic Artist, h 80 N. High 
Floersh Mrs. A. E. mantau mkr 105 N. College 
FLOWERS J., Watches and Jewelry, 41 Union 
Fly R. h w s Murfreesboro pike b Maple and Pearl 
FOGG F. B., Atty at Law, 39 N. Cherry, h s w c High and 

FOGG G. M., Atty at Law, 43 N. Cherry, h 9 N. High 
FOLEY C. E., Saloon and Restaurant, c Cedar and N. Cherry 
Foley Edward J. lab h 78 McLemore 
Foley John, grocer 148 S. Market 
Foley Michael, grocer 154 S. Market 
FORBES & STEPHENS, Druggists, n w c Union and College 


singleton's NASHVILLE 







Corner of Cedar and Cherry Streets, 









Church Street, three doors below the Post-office, 


Are now prepared to execute any and all kinds of work in their 
line, at short notice, and in the best manner. 

They have on hand, for sale, LIFT and FOKCE PUMPS, 
ARTESIAN and CISTERN PUMPS, etc. Also, a large supply of 


Ford Mrs. L. A. h s e c DeMonbreun and Franklin pike O 

Fort E. P. li 20 N. Vine § 

Fort & Gee, livery stable 7 N. Market t^ 
POSTER J. W., Boot and Shoe mkr, c S. Market and Mur- ^ 

freesboro pike |j 

Foster T. W. druggist 23 s s Public Square <^ 

Foster Turner S. atty li N. Spruce b Cliurcli and Union 3 


Fowler F. A. watch mkr li 82 N. High |^ 

Fowler J. S. State comptroller h 25 S. High 

Fox & Co. (Fred'k F. & P. Stoute), blacksmith and wagon shop 

Jackson b College and Market o* 

Fox Frederick, blacksmith h N. Market b Jackson and Jefferson ^ 

Fox P. L. mer h S. Market b Mulberry and Oak o 

Frack E. J. carp h 93 S. College ^ 

Francis Mrs. E. h lG-4 S. Cherry 2 

Francis John, h 14 Spring ^ 
Francisco A. J. hats, etc. 55 N. College 
Frank Isaac, butcher h Jackson nr river. 

Frank M. dry goods 16 Union, h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry 

Frankle H. clothing sec Church and High ^ 

PRANKLIM kAX, Clothing, 63 N. College p 

Frasch J. h s s Ash b Cherry and College p^ 
Freeman H. optician 33 Union 

Freeman Lawrence, eng h 68 Gray ^ 
Freeman W. & Co. (W. F. & J. R. Cowan), 28 w s Public Square S 

French F. H. boots and shoes 21 s s Public Square ^ 

French J. C. broker h 16 N. Vine $ 

French J. C. & Co. brokers 31 N. College o 

Friedlander H. clothing, etc. 17-^ N. Cherry ? 

Friedlang & Co. clothing 107 N. College t-i^ 
Friedman B. grocer 60 S. Market 

FRIEDMAN & LOVEMAN, Dry Goods and Shoes 81 ^. ? 

College S- 
Friedman M. J. clothing mer 14 Cedar 

Friend J. 0. h 21 S. Cherry ? 

FRITH & HAGAR, Groceries, etc., c Broad and Cherry | 

Fritz H. shoe mkr 14 Deaderick up stairs '^ 


FRY J., Dry Goods, 54 S. Market CO 

Fugazzi — , 12 S. College g 

FUGAZZI J. B., Tobacco and Cigars, 20 N. Cherry S 




^j A. NELSON. 






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. (m MEAH ©F SEC®:¥1> MATI©MAL BAMM,) 


-♦-•«» — *•-♦- 

Attend promptly to the Sale and Renting of Real Estate in Tennessee or 

adjoining States. Collections of all kinds, and any business 

requiring the services of an Agent. 




I^o- SO crJliorry ®"t2roo"t. 




Fugazzi Jolin, confec, etc. 22 N. Cherry 
Fulgliam J. G. h 23 N. Summer 
Funston W. H. h 60 N. Summer 
Furr John, saloon 24 S. College 

Gi-aines F. A. b k h w s Franklin pike below Broad 

Gaines R. L. grocer h 174 S. Market 

GAINES R. L. & CO., Wholesale and Retail Grocers, 108 S. 

Gall Frederick, shoe mkr h 121 N. Market 

Gardner R. h 18 N. A^ine 

Garrett Green stone cutter h c Brook's al and S. High 

Garey Mrs. M. grocer 74 ]\IcLemore 

Garrett T. elk h 57 S. Summer 

Gates & Gamble, stationers 2(5 N. Cherry 

GATES & POHLMAN, Jewelers, 40 N. College 

Gavin W. W. h e s Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av 

tjennett A. grocer 46 S. Market 

Gcnnctt Mrs. M. A. h w s S. Cherry b Elm and S. Union 

Giebelhouse P. confec 53 and 55 S. College 

GIERS C. C, Photograph Gallery, 42 and 44 Union, h S. Sum- 
mer nr ^lulberrj- 

Gillem Mrs. C. confec Broad b Vine and Spruce 

Gillem R. h w s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin 

Gilliam A. C. h 80 Church 

Gilliam William, machinist h S. Market above Oak 

Gillock H. P. stock broker h 104 N. Cherry 

Glasscock Edwin R. U. S. Marshal h 17 S. Spruce 

Gleaves Albert, elk h 53 Cedar 

Gleaves J. W. h 181 S. Summer 

Glenn J. F. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple 

Glenn J. L. elk h e s Lebanon pike 

Glenn Patrick, lab h 52 Line 

Goad B. pilot h 81 S. Summer 

Goad Miss M. h 151 N. Front 

GODHELP J., Dry Goods, 90 S. Market 

Godwin Hardy, plasterer h 56 McLemore 

GOLDBERG & MAYER, Drv Goods, 40 Public Square 



Late of Gait House, Louisville. 





]Vo. 17 l>caclei'lcl5: Htveet, ]Vag;livilltJ. Tenia., 

Agents for 

Slieil'i ilWIlG) M&OillllS, 

And General Repairers of 

» .> . ^ i^- 

Lock Smithing, Gun Smithing. Key Fitting, Bell Hanging, Brass Found- 
ing, Trunks, Pistols, etc., Repaired on short notice, and ALL "WORK 

"™siro"K: n. E s & CO., 

'nholesnle and Retail Dealers in 

Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods, 

Boots and Shoes, Hats, Notions, etc., 



Goldberg H. H. clothing 100 Church g 

Golladay Edward I. atty at law G8 N. Cherry |^ 

Golladay S. boots and shoes s s Church b Summer and High W 

Goll & Kunz, boot mkrs 20 N. College gp 

Goodridge Edward, fruit dealer h 111 N. Cherry l^ 

Goodwin Geo. B. elk h e s S. Spruce nr DeMonbreun H 

Goodwin Mary, h 17 S. Spruce jgj 

Gorby L. M. h 26 S. College t?a 

Gordon T. plasterer h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry ^ 

Gordon George, grocer 49 Line 

Gordon Miss M. h c Line and High o 

Gosett Miss J. h 120 N. Front ^ 

Gossett J. W. h e s JeSerson b Pearl and Wharf av <o 

>— i 

Gotwald G. A. saloon, sec Union and Cherry Jp 

Grabfelder A. L. clothier 05 N. College on 

Graham F. tailor w s Summer nr Church QQ 

Graham James A. dry goods 43 N. College P^ 

Graham Monroe, h Gay b College and Cherry o' 

Graham William, h 23 Line § 

Gray Hardy, carp h S. College above Hill's al co 

GRAY W. F. & CO., Druggists, s w c Broad and Market g 

Green A. h w s Pearl b Washington and Jefferson Pj 

Green Mrs. D. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury ^ 

Green & Green, furnishing goods 43 N. College 2 

Green I. physician h S. Market above Oak w 

Green Isaac, fancy Goods 74 N. College U 

Green Samuel, tailor h S. Market nr Oak P 

Green T. H. & Co. family grocers 22 Deaderick J§ 




Greener John G. butcher h 153 N. Market 

Gi'eig Mrs. George, confec 39 Union 

GREWAR & ALBERTSON, Plumbers, Gas-fitters, etc., s s 


Church, b Cherry and College O 


Grifiin J. W. h Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 
Griffis M. dry goods 81 S. Cherry 

Griffis W. A. grocer e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm ^ 

Griffiths Mrs. J. h Jefferson nr Market 

GRIFFITH, PARSONS & CO., Wholesale Grocers and 
Com. Merchants, 7 N. College 




Grizzard C. C. dry goods 36 Union o 

Grooms B. J. h 65 S. Front 









x3S'z*uSl:^xjXsz3:xsx3 lo-^o. 

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Dressed Flooring, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Moldings, Shelving, etc., kept 
kept constantly on hand. 

I Lumber Dressed to Order 









WOOD BOXES — Made to order, on short notice and reasonable terms. 
Shop and residence — No, 73 College Street. 

fl|crpfr, ©ill Hiul ^\mt Jron tlloifli^r 







GROOMS R. H. & B. J., Undertakers, 110 S. Market O 

Grooms R. n. li 77 S. Front j^ 

Grubbs William, pilot h w s S. Summer b Ash and S. Union W 

GUILD JOE C, Atty and Counselor at Law, n s Cedar nr Public J^ 

8([uare i^ 

GUNKEL JOHN F., Proprietor St. Nicholas Restaurant, 12 g 

Cedar, h n s Church, nr N. & C. R. R. Depot 3 

Gunter G. B. grocer s w c DeMonbreun and S. Spruce, h e s S. Spruce b^ 

nr DeMonbreun ^ 
Guntrath & Schiff, furnishing goods 29 Union 
Gussman P. orocer 161 N. Colle2;e 



Gussmann Wm. saloon Colonnade bldg 53 N. Cherry pT" 

GUTMANN MAX L., Boots and Shoes, 20 s. s. Public Square o 


Hackney W. N. h e s Lebanon pike b Clairborne and Maury P 

Hagey Wm. butcher h 72 Gay q* 

Haile Thos. J. collector h 121 N. Market g 

Hailey W. H. h n s Elm b Cherry and S. Summer m 

Hale J. grocer 7 S. Cherry P 

Haley T. W. elk h S. College above Ash p. 

Haley Policy, h N. Cherry nr Jefferson J^ 

Hailey R. A. carp h S. Market above Oak 2 

Hall Annie, h 157 N. College § 

Hall C. B. shoes 42 N. College ' U 

Hall & Fletcher (Ed W. H., Geo. H. Wheeler & W. S. F.), claim ^ 

agents 44 N. Cherry 
HALL H. M., Photographer, s w c Cedar and Public Square 
Halpin Patrick, grocer 57 Crawford 
Ham J. grocer hw s S. Summer b Ash and S. Union 



Hamilton , grocer 25 Church O 

Hamilton A. mer h e s Vaushall b Broad and DeMonbreun 
HAMILTON A. & CO., Cotton Factors, 28 S. Market 

Hamilton B. S. grocer h 120 S. College ^ 
Hamilton Engine Co. No. 2 36 S. Colleire tl 
Hamilton H. grocer n s Church b Vine and Spruce 

Hamilton Mortimer, agent S. High nr Broad 5? 

Hamilton J. M. hardware 18 N. College, h 54 N. Summer g 

HANKS G. W. (Wm. Cameron & Co.), Printers' Alley 5^ 














(Successors to H. CAMPBELL,) 




No. 74 Public Square, 



Hannier & Co. grocers 44 N. Front q 

Hanmer G. h 41 N. Front S^ 

Hanmer II. H. livery stable 30 N. Front, h 104 N. College W 

Hawry Ct. dry goods li Jefferson b Cherry and Summer 9? 
HARDCASTLE & GENNETT, Grocers and Produce, G7 H 

S. Market S 

Harding & Hynes, saloon 93 N. Cherry 52^ 

Hargrave W. saloon h 59 S. Summer t^ 

Hargraves & Alley, saloon 31 Broad 

Harkness John, grocer S. Market b Ash and Elm 


Harman T. M. river captain la. 179 S. Market O 

Barman \Vm. h 56 S. Front ^ 


Harjier A. D. grocer h McLemore b Gay and Line O^ 

Harris Mrs B. h e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm o* 

HARRIS J. EWING, Attorney at Law, 6 Cedar, up stairs. » 

HARRIS & PEARLE, Barbers, 21 N. Market W 

Harris L. mer h S. Cherry b DeMonbreun and Franklin P 
Hai-ris Peter, elk h 98 Broad 
Harris W. h 178 Collet-e 



Harrison G. h 67 S. Front S 

Harrison H. H. atty 42 Cedar, up stairs P 

Harrison J. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple Pj 

Harrison K. livery stable s s Church b Market and Front Jgj 

Harrison Mrs. M. h Gay below McLemore 5 

Harrison W. J. & Co. grocers 191 S. Cherry oo 

Hart George, liquor store 108 Broad O 

Hart J. L. printer h 173 S. Summer P 

Harvey Mrs. S. h 74 Gay f^ 

Harwell J. R. druggist 109 N. College ^ 

Hazcldeu H. S. job printer h n wc Wharf av and Franklin ^ 
Harlow W. H. elk h w s S. Union b S High and S. Summer. 

HASSLOCK H. W., Druggist, 19 Cedar I' 

Hathaway H. restaurant s s Church nr N. & C. R. R. depot ^ 
HATCHER THOMAS V., Proprietor Girard Saloon, 8 S. ^ 

Cherry. f 

Hawkins Robert, h S. Market above Oak {§ 

Hayden Thos. h e s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin *^ 

Hayes R. H. lab h 118 S. College 5« 

Hays Charles, elk li 17 S. Summer O 

Haynie & Chelton, carps 112 S. College c*- 











^3 CtlUI^d-I STI^EET, 

Opposite Masonic Hall, Sign of a Mortar, 


Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Drugs and Medicines ; Oils, Paints and 

Dye-stuflfs; Ladies' and Gentlemens' Toilet articles; Stationery; 

Surgical Instruments ; Patent Medicines, etc. 

Physicians' Prescriptions carefully Manipulated at all hours* 

[arket Street, South of Broad, 

Keep constantly on hand all kinds of 


B^^Prompt attention given to Orders 





No. 70 PUBLIC SQT7A.RI1;, 




Hazlett Will, li c Line and Crawford C5 

HEARN WM., Painter, 39 N. Market § 

Heck C. grocer Jefferson b Cherry and Summer W 
Heckle Wm. & Co. watch mkrs s s Churcli nr N. & C. K. K.. depot ^ 

Heims S. clothing 42 N. Market ^ 

Heinrich A. dyer and scourer rear 84 N. Cherry Cj 

Heley John, grocer 104 N. Market ^ 

Henderson , li w s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple ^ 

HENDERSON BROS. (Matthew & Andrew), Plumbing, Gas ^ 

and Steam Fitting, 50 N. Cherry 
HENDERSON DAVID, Livery and Sale Stables, 101 N- W 

Cherry, h 108 N. Cherry O 

Henderson Mrs. W. J. N., S. Market b Mulberry and Oak « 

Henderson Matthew, plumber h 112 N. Cherry P 

Henderson S. D . h 8 N. Vine g 

Heudersbott Gr. W & Co. drugs 37 w s. Public Square ^ 

Henry Rufus, tax collector h S. College above Hospital p" 

Herbrich John, jeweler h N. Market b Jackson and Jefferson g* 

Herman F. grocer e s S. Cherry nr Mulberry § 

Herrick George, la. Broad b McLemore and Vauxhall os 

Herriford John, b 45 Line P 

Herrin T. J. h w s Lincoln al b S. Vine and High pu 

Herstein & Bro. clothing s s Cherry b Summer and Cherry Jjj 

Herstein M. clothing h 130 N. Cherry 2 

Heriges John, h e s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin on 

Hessalban D. h e s Franklin b Martin and Tenn and Ala R R y 

Hess John, saloon 7 N. Market » 

Hesten James, confec 134 S. Market. J§ 
Hickman James, dry goods, carpets, etc. 30 Union h 16 Summer. 

Hickman W. saloon 79 N. Cherry rf»« 
Hickerson & Spurlock, attys 39 N. Cherry 
Hicks A. H. queensware n s Public Square, h s s Churcb b High and ^ 

Vine ^ 
Hicks W. J. h n s Ash b Cherry and S. Summer 

Hicks Wm. h nr Cherry below L. and N. depot ^ 

Hide J. F. h 136 S. Summer | 

Higgins C. clothing 88 Churcli <3 

High Daniel, lab h c N. Spruce and Crawford CQ 

Higliam Frederick lab b 64 McLemore S 


















SaddleSj Harness 


H ^^ I?. I> ^V.^ 3^ E 9 

Trunks, Valises, Bags, etc., etc 

No. 23 North Market Street, 
NASHVILLE, - - =. - 





llMllJl lUHTIj 


South-east Corner Broad and Cherry, 

42 and 44 UdIod S t., Nash ville, Term. 

Ambrotypes, Pearl Miniatures, Photographs from Carte de up 
to Life Size, Phiin and Colored, in the highest style of the Art. 
Carte Pictures of distinguished men and women always on hand. 
Call and see specimens. 



HIGHAM & MACKENZIE, Locksmithing, Brass Founding, 

etc., 17 Deaderick 
Highland & Hults, provisions, etc. 8 Deaderick 
Hill C. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple 
Hill Miss F. b li c S. Market and Hill's al 
Hill J. M. h n s Cburch b High and Vine 
Hill Mrs. Jane, h 93 N. Market 
Hill Mrs. L. h S. High c Ash 
Hill Miss Mary, h 157 M. College 
Hillman Brothers, iron store 44 N. College 
Hillman C. h n w c Church and Vine 
Hilton James A. carp h S. College above Ash 
Hirsch Peter, boot and shoe store, h 161 N. Market 
Hirsehfield Louis, clothing 78i N. College 
Hirschberg S. & Co. dry goods 53 Broad 
Hite H. h 19 s s Robertson b Claiborne and Maury 
Hobbs J. N. h e s S. Cherry nr Mulberry 
Hobbs Thos. carp h c Brooks al and High 
Hobson T. h 121 S. Summer 

Hodges & Richards, druggists nee Broad and Summer 
Hodges Samuel, druggist h s w c McCavock and S. Spruce. 
Hoeflich R. mer h e s Murfreesboro pike b Maple and Pearl. 
Hogan F. grocer 1 S. Market 
Hogan J. B. saloon 47^ S. Cherry 
Hogle L. D. physician h c McLemore and Jefferson 
HOLCOMBE MKS. EMMA, Principal South Side Institute, 

44 Park. 
Holland Noah, h 86 S. College 
Holland P. S. mer h 18 S. Summer 
Hollaran John, dry goods 38 Broad 
Hollins & Co. dry goods 46 N. Market 
HOLLISTER CHAS. L., Saloon, 47 Union 
Holman Miss L. h G8 McLemore 
Holmes James H. farmer h Market above Oak 
Hood C. grocer 178 S. Cherry 
Hood J. h w s S Cherry nr Mulberry 

Hood William P. h w s Murfreesboro pike b Pearl and Maple 
Hooper & Graves, dry goods 68 S. Market 

Hooper Mary C. h c N. Spruce and Crawford O 

HOOVER & HYUOMEMUS, Saloon, 27 Cedar ^ 




singleton's NASHVILLE 















This Institution, over which Dr. 
Coleman has the honor to preside, 
has been established for many years. 
The enviable reputation which it has 
always sustained, is an all-sufficient 
recommmendation to those who have 
so long and favorably known it, and 
to such as are unacquainted with its 
superiority, we can say that Physi- 
cians throughout the country make 
it a rule to send all desperate cases to 
us for treatment; it being a gener- 
ously admitted fact that if a cure is 
possible, it is more likely to result 
from our system of practice, than 
from that of any other known prac- 
titioner. Yet, in offering our services 
to the invalid, we have no desire to 
recommend ourself in preference to 
other equally well-established and 
experienced Physicians; nor do we 
pretend to be infallible, or the only 
man capable of curing the numerous 
diseases that our race is subject to. 
Our treatment is as mild and pleas- 
ant as possible, and the ii7ne neces- 
sary to effect a cure, must be determined by circumstances. No Physician 
can consistently (with truth) tell his patients precisely how long it will 
require to make a permanent cure. 

Dr. Coleman does not claim the possession of any wonbekful secret rem- 
edies, or extraordinarily agreeable treatment — as all sensible men must know 
that success in the practice of medicine does not depend so much upon the dis- 
covery of neiv remedies, or new modes of treatment, as upon the skillful use of 
those remedial agents necessary to a perfect cure ; and this can be acquired 
only by patience and patient application. The Remedies we employ, and our 
Method of Treatment, in all the principal diseases that our race is subject to, 
are essentially different from those treated by other Physicians, and their mer- 
its rest on the facts that they are harmless to the Constitution, and certain to 
afford permanent relief. Our terms are within the reach of all. 

Inviolable secrecy and sympathy with the misfortunes of our patients, and 
honorable and upright dealing are assured. We are too careful of our reputa- 
tion to resort to the petty meanness and deception so often imposed upon the 
class of sufferers to whom we devote our service. 


DR. COLEMAN, 64 North Cherry St., 


If LPj' 


02 ®r P®^T-®FFICE B@X S®^, IVasliTilSe, TeMsa. 


Hopper J. H. ap;ent, grocer S. Cherry nr Broad _^ 

Horn E. li e s Suminer b Lincoln al and Brook's al O 


Horn E. H. li e s Lebanon pike 
Horn Jack, carp h 32G Jefferson 
Horn L. Painter h. 79 N. High 
Horn W. L. h 32 S. Vine 

Horn W. L. & F. W. painters 28 S. College &^ 

Horton J. D. physician h e s Lebanon pike 

Houston J. G. & Co. grocers 189 S. Cherry 

HOV/ARD JOHN B. & CO., Bankers and Brokers, n w 



Hosrich J. F. mer tailor 3 N. 3Iarket t^ 

Hosse August, saloon 70 Cray i^ 

Hough Mrs. E. D. h 15 N. High W 

Hough William G. confee h 55 Cedar 2j 



Union and College ^ 

HOWARD & CO., Coal Office, Cedar, rear N. k C. R. R. Depot "^ 

Howard Zachariah, h 55 N. Spruce p" 

HOWELL MORTON B., Attorney at Law, h 55 S. Summer g- 

Howell Rev. R. B. C. h 11 N. Summer P 

HOWERTON C. L., Saddler and Harness Maker, 37 N. Market | 

HOWERTON J. T., Saddler and Harness Maker, 23 N. Market p 

Howerton jMrs. M. D. fancy store 24 N. Cherry- ^ 

Hoyt J. W. h c Maple and Lindsley av j. 

Hudson John, pressman h 33 S. High O 

HUELLEBRAND H., Upholsterer, 20 S. College | 
Huellebrand R. watch mkr 5 LTnion 
Huff Mary, c Line and Summer 

Huge P. cigars, etc. 2U N. College O 

Hughes A. 'J. billiard saloon 30 Union up stairs w 

Hughes C. C. photographer h S. High nr Ash ifh 
Hughes James, river captain h 100 S. College 

Hughes James M. h 25 S. Spruce , ? 

Hughston & Tenison, hardware 23 Broad 3- 
Hulebrent R. jeweler h w s N. Market nr Jefferson. 

Huley Luc, h 154 N. College ^ 

HUME JOHN K., Auction and Commission, 12 N. College, h ^ 

27 S. Cherry «^ 

Hummer C. W. grocer 8 N. College D9 

Hunt R. K. agent h e s Cherry below Broad Jg 

Hunt S. h e s Lebanon pike %. 















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Hunt Mrs. Saplirona, bonnet bleachery {? Union up stairs O 

HUNTIMGTON H. A., Clotliier, 14 s s Public Square § 

Hurley A. H. b w s Pearl b Murfreesboro pike and Trimble av ^ 

Hurley Bro. & Co. grocers 55 Broad g. 

Hurt F. 0. lime burner h e s Lebanon pike ^ 

Hurt Mrs. M. A. li 154 S. Summer Cj 

Hussy F. gunsmith h w s N. Market nr Jefferson 
Huston J. G. grocer 75 S. Summer 

Hutchison Greo". elk h 50 Line t^ 
Huth L. & Greener, baker, etc. Franklin pike 

HYMAN" SAMUEL, Clothier, nee Public Square and Market §* 

Hyues B. saloon 24 Deaderick m 

Hynes Gustavus, lab h 18 Line ^ 
Hynes John, government employ h 62 McLemore 


I M 

Iscr Alexander, dry goods w s S. Cherry b Elm and Summer O 

ISOM JOHN F.5 Government Claim Agent, GO N. Cherry O 

IVIL J. K, Grocer, 10 Line ^ 


Jackson B. grocer N. Spruce b Gay and Line 

Jackson Mrs. D. h w s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne 

Jackson Mrs. F. h S. Summer b Oak and Mulberry y 

Jackson H. C. grocer 41 and 43 N. Market p 

Jackson L. D. & Co. restaurant 94 Church O 


Jackson R. h e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm ™ 

Jackson W. carp h 32 S. High i^ 

Jackson Wm. elk h McLemore b Cedar and Gay 

Jacob Mrs. D. grocer N. College nr Jackson 

Jacobs & Mattel, saloon N. College below Bridge 

Jacobus M. clothing 6 N. Market 

Jarvis Wm. h w s Jeflferson b Pearl and Wharf av 

Jerdins John, grocer S. Spruce nr S. Union 

Jefferson House, 22 S. Mai-ket, Krech & Beierlein prop'rs ^ 

Jenkins H. C. butcher h 123 N. Market OQ 

Jennings F. R. physician h 29 N High 

Jennings P. h 33 N. Front 
















East Side Public Sqiiarej 

J. E. WIMBOURH & CO., Prop's. 


"WSiolesale siml Retail Oealer ai 

Cloths, Cassimeres, Shawls, Cloaks, Boots, Shoes, Hosiery, 
Notions, Ladies' and Gents, Furnishing and Fancy Goods. 

J3@°Mercliants will find it to their interest to examine my Stock 
before purcliasinp; elsewhere. 



Wholesale and Retail 



(successors to a II. ROSCOE & CO.) 

Druggists & Apothecaries, 

DHL E. A. HARBERT will be found at the Old Store. 


Jindell W. C. pilot h 90 S. College 

Johnson Hon. Andrew, li 58 Cedar] 

Johnson Mrs. F. h 24 S. Vine 

Johnson James, wagon mkr h 8G S College 

Johnson Mrs. h 72 Broad 

Johnston H. h e s Washington b Wharf av and Pearl 

Johnston James, grocer McLemore b Cedar and Gay 

Johnston Mrs. L. M. b h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry 

Jonas S. & Co. watch mkrs 3|^ S. Cherry 

JONES DR. A. RICHARD, Private Dispensary, 23 Dead- 

erick, up stairs 
Jones Mrs. F. h S. High b Lincoln al and S. Union 
Jones George, lab h 147 S. Market 
Jones G. F. dry goods 5G S. Market 
Jones M. C. livery stable h 162 S. Market 
Jones Mrs. Maria, h 69 Gay 
Jones Mrs. M. h 51 N. Spruce 
Jones Mrs. Nancy, h c Ash and High 

Jones P. G. & Co. dry goods s s Church b Summer and High 
Jones S. A. h n s Lincoln al b S. Vine and High 
Jones S. A. h w s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin 
Jones T. C. livery stable 39 S. College 
Jordan Henry, lab h N. Cherry nr Jefferson 
Jory H. h e s Spring b Claiborne and Wharf av 
Joyce P. watchman h 158 S. Market 
Jungermann J. h 82 N. College 
Jungermann J. & Co. bakers 67 N. College 


Kady John, grocer Gay b College and Cherry 
Kaieseo M. carp h 173 N. Market ■ 

Kane Mrs. M. dress mkr h 111 S. Cherry 
Karger M. & Co. clothing 87 N. College 
Karger Z. h c Ash and S. Cherry 
Karr Mrs. J. h 33 N. Summer 
Karsch Adam, cab mkr h Jefferson nr Market 

KARSCH & CO. (A. K. &. F. Karsch), Furniture Factory, c 
Jefferson and Cherry 

Kase James, h w s Murfreesboro pike b. Maple and Pearl 

202 singleton's nashville 




^ Oorner* College and XJnioxi Streets, 

<j Buys and Sells Exchange, Government Stocks and Vouchers. 

O Receives Deposits, Discounts Bilh of Exchange and Promissory Notes.. 
CQ Prompt attentiori gi"veii to Collections. 

A. J. DUNCAN, Pres't. J. C WARNER, Cash'r. 




Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 


% Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, Hats, Notions, etc., 

fi ]Vo. 40 I*UBLIC SQ^XJA^I^E, 




IVo. 4S XJniorL Street, TJp Stairs, 


© 4^.^ — ^** 

« J5®" Photographs Colored in every known style. 




^ Gents' Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags, etc.. 


Katzenberger Sol. clothing 79 N. College 

Kaufman P. J. h 21 N. Summer 

Kaylor D. variety store s w c Churcli and Cherry 

Kearney J. h w s S. Cherry nr Lincoln al 

Keating John, lab h 152 S. Market 

KEEBLE SAMPSON W., Barber, 24 Cedar 

Keegan William, groceries, etc. 128 N. Cherry 

Keesel Mrs. Elizabeth, h S. Market b Ash and Elm 

Keith S. J. grocer 38 Broad 

Kelin William, h N. Spruce b Line and Crawford 

Keller Miss Eliza, h 52 Crawford 

Kelly J. D. physician w s S. Cherry nr Church 

Kenny E. grocer w s Franklin pike 

•Kennedy Simon, lab h S. Market b Ash and Elm 

Kennedy Stephen, grocer 70 Broad 

Kennot William, tailor 13^ Church 

Kerley Miss Julia, h c N. College and Jackson 

Kerley Mrs. M. A. h 67 Gay 

Kerr H. h n s Washington b Pearl and Wharf av 

Kerr W. R. h w s Washington b Pearl and Wharf av 

Kidd Mrs. M. grocer c Spruce and Line 

Kidd W. Gr. grocer w s S. Vine b Bell and S. Union, h w s S. Vine b 

DeMonbreun and Union 
Kiddell Mrs. C. h s e c Church and High 
Kiger J. h e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm 
Kimmas J. h n w c Front and Jackson 
Kineir Joseph, h Jackson nr river 
Kineir Robert musician h Jackson nr river 
Kingston Joseph, lab h 151 S. Market 
Kinley J. P. grocer h S. High b S. Union and Ash. 
Kinley John, h S. Market b Ash and Elm 
Kinney George S. grocer h 97 N. Market 
RICHER & ATIENER, Clothing, etc., 36 S. Market 
Kirk J. B. confectioner, c N. Summer and Union 
Kirkland Samuel, shoe mkr 129|^ N. Market 
Kirkman John, h c Church and High 

Kirkpatrick R. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 
KIRKPATRICK R. T., Dry Goods, 55 N. College, h e s 

Vauxhall b Broad and DeMonbreun 
Kirtlang A. C. grocer 37 Broad 






• 1-1 







Capitol Hill, Facing the Capitol on the East Side, 

3Irs. E3IMA H0LC03IBE, PrinclpaJ. 

*-» ^^^ 

Young Ladies' Semiuary for Boarding and Day Pupils; was established in 1859, and has been 
in successful and prosperous operation ever since. It offers advantages and facilities in every 
department, Literary and Ornamental, unsurpassed by any in the State. 




Attend promptly to Buying, Selling and Renting 


Office— No. 12 College Street (J. K. Hume & Co.'s,) 



-<ft. isr ID 

ivo. i?3 isroR^TH college: stise:et, 


Respectftdly solicit Consignmenls of all kinds, Drji Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes 
and Hats, Ready-made Clothing, Furniture, etc. 

Particular and personal attention paid to outside Sales. 

A fine assortment of the above Goods always on hand at Private Sale 


Wo. 8© IVorlh Hi^h )*itreet, below liisie, 

Banners, Fresco Painting, and all kinds of Painting done for the 



Kisar M. lab h 82 Cedar « 

Klooz F. baker h Jefferson nr Market igj 

Knafel G. physician c N. Cherry and Line. W 

Knaffel Randolph, h 9 Line go 

Knapp E. billiard saloon s s Church b Summer and Cherry H^ 

Knight Bros. (Geo. W. & Samuel J.) coal, wood and lumber dealers S 

yard Rolling Mill hill ^ 

Koontz C. h S. High b Ash and Mulberry W 

Kossett Alex, h w s Lebanon pike c Lewis E^ 
Kossuth House, 16 and 18 S. Market, Waterman & Schoenpflug prop's T, 

Kreig Christian, brewery Jefferson b Cherry and Summer O 

Kroft R. H. 8 S. College §• 

Kygon J. grocer h n e c High and S. Union P^ 

Kyle J. h c Jefferson and Wharf av o 
Kyle Mrs. M. h w s Wharf av nr Jefferson 




Laird Mrs. Martha, h S. College above Hill's al <D 

Lamb A. L. painter h e s Jefferson b Wharf av and Pearl *" 

Lambert Mary, b h 155 N. College P 

LANDE & BRO. (A, & N.), Hats, Caps and shoes, 51 N. College & 

Lande N. merchant h 170 S. Summer ^ 

Lane J. B. h e s S. Summer b Lincoln al and DeMonbreun 2 

Lane M. A. h e s S. Vine b DeMonbreun and S. Union o» 

Lane Randolph, photographer h 72 Cedar U 

LANDSBERG A. & M., Sutlers' Supplies, 13 s w e Public |, 

Square and Market 
Lanier Mrs. A. W., h 32 S. Summer 
Lapsley Daniel, barber h 9-1 S. College 

Larcombe A. photographer 25 s w c Public Square m 

Larrshell George, contractor h c S. Summer and Ash g 
LASK B., Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etc., 8 S. Union 
Latham Wm. H. grocer 10 Line 
LATIMER J. W., saloon 5 Cedar 




Latimer Mrs. Jane, h 100 N. Cherry 2 

LATINER JOHN W., Propr Pacific Saloon 48 xV. Cherry *^ 
Laughlin J. C. liquor store 33 S. College 

Lawless J. A. h S. Summer b Oak and Mulberrry o 

Lawrence P. carpenter h 62 N. Spruce 




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auYMBsm " 




5 No. 27 Cherry Street, 3d door from Union 



G In this house can always be found the best brands of 

% Brandies, Whiskeys & Wines 

" Either by the barrel, gallon, or bottle. Also, a general assortment of 
Oa Family Groceries 

BUSINESS (IjI^) directory. 207 

Lawrence & Powers, saloon 80 Church Q 


Layne J. B. h S. Summer below Broad 5^ 

Lea Frank, lab h 72 McLemore W 

Ledbetter Alex, mer h c High and S. Union 8^ 

Leddin T. A. teacher of penmanship 19^ s s Public Square H 

Lee A. carp h e s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne S 

Lee Herbert, h 73 S. College 3 

Lee T. grocer c Franklin and Cherry jM 

Leake Thomas, h 34 S. Front ^ 

Leeman B. F. tanner h S. Market above Oak 1^ 

Lehman J. & Co. mer sec Church and Vine O 


Lehman Rudolph, grocer 83 Cedar W 

Lemon Mary, h 143 N. College » 

Leonard A. h w s Ash b S. Summer and High © 

Leonard Eugene, grocer w s N. Market nr Jefferson 5* 

LEONARD & WADE, Silver Plating, Lock and Gunsmithing, Ol 

20 Deader ick g, 

Leroy Levi, machinist h Cedar below L. & N. Depot O* 

Lester, Scott & Perry, grocers w s S. Cherry nr Mulberry O 

Lever J. furnishing goods. Line b College and Cherry *» 

Levinstin S. mer h 71 Cedar 2 

Levick S., dry goods 30 Broad P* 

LEVY ADOLPH, dry goods, etc. 10 Union ^ 

Levy & Co. dry goods 15 Union ^ 

Levy Henry, bricklayer h S. Market nr Oak * 

Levy J. clothing s s Church b Vine and McLemore tl 

Levy Julius, clothing, etc. 78 N. Cherry ^ 

Levy L. clothing 81^ Church 1^ 

Levy Solomon, clothier h 119 N. Market * 

Levy Z., dry goods 28 Broad © 

Lewis Buck, lab h Gay opp the Capital m 

Lewis C. W. mer h 80 McLemore S 

Lewis Granby, h 111 N. Cherry p* 

LEWIS E. H., Druggist, s s Church b Summer and Cherry ^ 

Lewis Sally, h McLemore b Cedar and Gay 5 

Liebenstein Charles, cigars, etc. nee Cherry and Cedar ^ 
LIEBERMAN SIMON, Boots and Shoes, 39 N. Market, h 121 *^ 

N. Market 5? 
Linck Bros. (H. C. & W. T.) liquor store 124 College | 

Linck F. grocer 6 N. College •*" 

208 singleton's nashville 


§ Wholesale and Retail Dealer in 

I Groceries, Liqors of all kinds 







^ No. 8 South Cherry Street, 


5 Best Foreign and. Domestic Liquors constantly on hand. 



^ Family Grocery and Supply Store 

g 107 South Cherry Street, 


^ No. 25 Union Street, Up Stairs, 



Lincoln Gr. W. h 37 S. Summer C3 
LINDSLEY, J. B. & V. S., Physicians and Surgeons, 52 N. § 

Cherry H 
LINDSLEY PHILIP (Peyton & L.), 44i N. Cherry, up stairs gf» 

Lipman Louis, mer h 77 Cedar l>3 

Lipman & Maas, boots, shoes, etc. 9 Union 3 

Lipsker M. grocer e s Cherry below Broad ^ 
LIVINGSTON JAMES, Family Grocer, 33 w s Public Square W 

Lloyd Mrs. S. J. millinery and fancy goods 15J N. Summer ^ 

Lobatt Mrs. E. h 64 Gay " 

Lobdill D. D. baker 2 S Cherry g* 

Locket H. elk h 124 S. Summer §• 

Lockhart Mrs. Ellen, millinery 14 N. Cherry S 

Loeb & Bros, dry goods 25 N Market rt 

Loeb J. mer. h 172 S. Summer » 
LOISEAU J. E., Billiard Saloon, Cigars, Tobacco, etc., 23, 25 xn 

and 27 Cedar p 

Long A. B. h S. High b S. Union and Lincoln al g* 

Long E. h S. College above Hill's al § 

Long Felix, h S. Market above Oak ob 

Long J. S. liquor store S. Market b Ash and Elm ^ 

Longenette & Martin, saloon 73 S. Market p^ 

Longhurst Jno. saloon 45 S. College J^ 

Lorton Thomas, grocer c Cedar and McLemore 2 

LOUIS A. & CO., Wholesale Grocers, 36 N. Market i 

Lovell Mrs. L. h 65 S. Summer. O 
LOVEMAN D. & CO., Ladies' Furnishing Goods, 63 N. P, 

College » 

Loveman D. R, clothing 69 N. College ^ 

Loveman M. & Co. hosiery and Yankee notions 25 N. College *^ 
Loventhal I. S. clothier 50 N. Market 

Lowenstein L. dry goods 52 S. Market O* 

Lowrey N. grocer, S. High b Lincoln al and S. Vine ^ 
Luck John, music dealer 44 Union 

Lucus & Co. dry goods, etc. 73 e s Public Square t^ 

Lumsden J & Co. leather dealers 9 and US. Market •-« 

Lumsden John, h S. College above Franklin ^ 

Lufk B. h 12 N. Vine W 

Lusky M. h 91 N. College g 

Lynch Peter, grocer 170 S. Market rt' 


singleton's NASHVILLE 

M. S. STOKES & CO., 


















(Opposite tlae Old. Stand, of R. C IVEolVairy & Co.,) 



— .\. N D — 


(Via the Pennsylvania Railroad.) 


L. E. WILSON, Agent, 

Office, Louisville and Nashville Depot. 


Lyons A. h 34 S. High q 

Lyons C. P. grocer 80 Broad, li S. Higli b Lincoln al and S. Vine S 

LYONS & GAGE, Billiard Saloon, 32, 34, 36 and 38 Union H 

Lyons J. T. h 123 S. Summer Oi 

Lyons J. T. & Co. (J. T. L. & C. Robinson) family supplies Union j 

and Am. bldg ^ 

Lyons Mrs. M. A. h S. Higli b S. Union and Asb 3 

Lyons Wm. & Co. com. mer. 45 S, Market M 

Mc -y 


McAllister William, saloon e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm ^ 

McAuley John, lumber agent Cedar below N. & C. R. R. depot ^ 

McCall , mer. b 31 S. High ^ 

McCann J. J. h 53 S. Summer S 

McCann R. carp, h 53 S. Summer Oj 

McCarthy Daniel, grocer 154 S. Market p 

Mccarty THOMAS, Magistrate, 31| Cedar, h 34 Church g 

McCaslin Mrs. A. b b 9G Broad g 

McClain Mrs. Mary, grocer c Line and Vine S 

McClure, Buck & Co. stoves, etc. 15 N. Market p 

McCLURE JAMES A., Music and Pianos, 33 Union, h s w c §, 

Pearl and Washington m 

McCool & McCabler, grocers n s Church b McLemore and Spruce o 

McCOY WM. H., Liquor Store, n e c N. Market and Whiteside i 

McCormack Edward, h 162 College y 

McCrory J. C. grocer 23 S. College § 

McCullougb James, carp, h S. Spruce nr S. Union ® 

McCutchen Randolph, lab. h Cherry below L. & N. R. R. depot JP 

McDaniel Alex, magistrate h 99 N. College * 
McDermon B. carp h S. High nr Brook's al 

McDermon Joel, grocer Franklin pike O 

MeDonough J. h 32 S. College g 
McElwee & Dillon, dry goods 13 Union 

McELWEE & PARKES, Grocers, 62 Broad 9 

McEwen & Kercheval (R. H. McE. & T. A. K.), attys 42 Cedar up § 

McE WEN R. H., Atty at Law, h 18 S. Spruce 

McEwen R. H. jr. atty 70 N. Cherry, h Vauxhall b DeMonbreun and c& 
Broad r*" 


singleton's NASHVILLE 









"Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all kinds 











Tflwlesale and Metail 



A-ixdL I>ealei's In 

cm np^ ^J^.. 


g Cor. Church and Cherry Streets, 

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^^^^Phi/sicians' Orders solicited. 


McFARLAND WM. R., Lumber Dealer, shop and h 73 N. O 

College g 

McGaughan Mrs. M. h 36 N. Front W 

McGavock Jacob, h 18 J^. Cherry ^ 
McGILL DR., Botanic Physician, n s Union b Cherry and College ^ 

McGoldrich John, h 114 N, Cherry g 

McGorlic John, liquor store College below L. & N, R. R. Depot S 

McGough & Kohler, bakers 45 S. Cherry td 
McGovern, Arnold & Co. leather, etc. 40 N. Market 
McGovern Patrick, mer h 23 N. Spruce 

McGowen M. & Co. meat store e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Elm 
McGuire B. h w s S. Union b High and Vine 
McGuire Mrs. Mary P. h 10 N. Summer 
McGuire P. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple 
McKay & Lapsley, barbers 28 N. College 

McKEE J. W., Editor Daily Dispatch, h 26 S. Summer 'ai 

McKeon M. saddler 38 S. College ^ 

McKeon Patrick, brick mason h S. College above Hill's al g* 

McKinley D. h 61 S. Front g 

McKINLEY D. B., Provision Merchant, 132 S. Market S 

McKinloy W. C. livery stable h 177 S. Market jo 

McKinney W. lab h 58 Crawford ^ 

McMurray William, elk h S. Market and Murfreesboro pike m 

McNabb David, mer h 116 S. Cherry ^ 

McNairy Mrs. M. M. h N. High b Church and Union I 

McNAIRY R. C, h N. High b Church and Union tJ 

McQuiddy Mrs. E. h 8 N. Spruce § 

McPtoberts P. grocer h c Broad and Vine <D 

McBoberts II. B. h 121 c Vine and Church ? 

McSmith R. P. atty 42 Cedar ^ 

McTigne Patrick, b h 162 College ® 

McVEAN P. & CO., Provision Dealers, 63 Union ^ 

M ^ 

Maas John, mer h 140 N, Market § 

Mace G. M. carp h 31 S. High «^ 

Mace George M. & Co. carps Gay b High and Vine CO 

Macey R. H. mer h 194 S. Summer §" 

Madders G. h S. Market above Oak % 









I WiGES, SlIFfl ill i-TOr BUS. MIES, ETC.. 

fy 72 North Market Street, Nashville, Tennessee. 
< — 

-J All of our work warranted equal to any made in the principal 
c> Eastern cities. We invite the public to call and examine our stock. 
B^„ Repairing done in the best manner. 


f W. MATT. BROWN & CO., 

I uAt ESTATE mnun 



+3 '^^ — **t~r 

Ui fi@" Strict attention paid to every description of business requiring the 

^ services of the Agent. 



' Fllllillli iiii! 

S Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Watches, Jewelry, etc. 
ȣ; No. 8 Cherry Street, opp. Maxtvell Barracks, 






P^- (Greenfield & Patterson's old stand), 



Maddin Thomas L. physician w s S. Cherry b Churcli and Broad 

Mahoney T. T. lab h 94 Cedar 

Mallory Thomas, h S. Market below Oak 

Mallory William, h S. College above Hill's al 

Malone J. h w s N. Front b Jackson and Jefferson 

Malone Mrs. S. b h 50 S. Cherry 

Mangan Thomas, lab h 83^^ Cedar 

MANN J., Clothier, 38 S. Market 

Marble Susan, h 72 Gay 

Marburg M. auction and commission 43 Public Square 

Marce J. lab h 81 N. High b Line and Crawford 

Marcey W. G. h 34 S. High 

Marcus Louis, jeweler 60 S. Market 

Margolius & Solomon, clothing S. Market nr Spring 

Mariasher L. confec 85 S. Cherry 

Markel P. grocer 48^ S. Cherry 

Marks Rev. Isaac, h 119 N. Market 

Marlin K. J. lab h S. Market below Broad 

Marlin Mrs. N. h S. High below Broad 

Marlin P. M. lab h S. College above Hill's al 

MARK THOMAS S., Broker, s w c Union and College, h 21 

S. Summer 
Marring S. C. elk h 45| N. Spruce 
Martin Alex, tinner h 54 McLemore 
Martin Mrs B. h 51 N. Spruce 
Martin C. H. elk h 122 N. Cherry 
Martin E. hackman h 78 Line 
Martin J. h 83 S. Front 

Martin Mrs. Mary, b h w s S. Spruce nr DeMonbreun 
Martin & Morris (T. E. M. & John M.), oyster Depot, 80 N. Cherry 
Martin N. & Co., dry goods 50 S. Market 
Martin R. physician h 50 N. Summer 
Martin R. C. K. physician 35 Cedar, h 50 N. Summer 
Martin S. h 91 N. Summer 
Martin Mrs. S. h 19 Crawford 
Mason R. H. grocer 43 Broad 
Massis Miss B. h Jackson nr river 

MASSON JAMES H., Wholesale Grocer, 3 N. College 
Matthews W. A. grocer c N. College and Jackson 

216 singleton's nashville 











I N. & H. WEARE, Proprietors, 

Messsrs. JSf. ct' II. Weare having jiurcliased the 
MADISON HOUSE, m this city, have concluded, in 
\ assuming its j^^^oj^rietorshij), and in view of its future busi- 
'^ ness relations, to introduce it to the j)uhliG under the 
g above title. It is their jmrjjosc, in all resjwcts, to maJce 
•« the house commend itself to imhlic imtronage. 

Messrs. S. P. Armstrong and James Garrison will 
^ remain in charge of the office, and the pi'ojprietors have 
secured the services of George William Jackson, Steward, 
and his corps of assistants, of the far-famed, but ill-fated 
GALT HOUSE, OF LOUISVILLE, and in all its depart- 
ments it is their intention to make it the equal of any 
house in the West. 

Agricultural Implements, 


No. 29 Public Square, 


§ Dealer in Hardware, Building Material, Blacksmith's, Carpenter's. 

^ Cooper's, Tanner's and Miller's Tools ; Gum, and Leather Belting. 

^ Steam Packing, etc, 

pq Purchasers are invited to give him a call and examine his stock. 

5Q B@°" Agent for the celebrated Brinly Steel Plows. 


Mauzy & Scott (J. W. M. & James W. S.), tobacco, cigars, etc. nee § 

Deaderick and N. Cherry 5^ 

Mayer G. tailor 69 N. Cherry W 

Mayo Benjamin, h 111 S. College Rp 

Mayo Henry, h 139 N. College H 

Mayo Wm. h e s Carroll b Maple and Pearl S 

Meacham James E. elk h 177 S. Market ►gj 
ME ACHAM WILLIAM S., Magistrate, Office, in Court-house, W 

h S. College, nr Howard School Bldg ^ 
Megar D. T. h w s Claibborne b Cannon and Robertson 

Mehrenstein & Baker, cigars, etc. 21 Deaderick O 

Meunifee A. grocer 119 S. Summer pf 

Mennifee J. H. grocer h S. College above Hill's al co 
MERCER S. C, Editor Daily Times, s s Church b Cherry and ^ 

Summer co 
MERRITT T. J. & CO., Photographers, s s Church b Summer »j 

and Cherry p 

Methodist Publishing House, 65 e s Public Square, R. Abbey agt q* 

Metz H. & J. clothiers 42 and 44 S. Market g 

MILLER A., Ladies Furnishing Goods, 7 Union oa 

Miller Ellen, h 47 Line P 

Miller Frank, h 67 Union p^ 

Miller George, liquor store 33 Cedar j^ 

MILLER & HARLOW, Saloon, 9 Cedar ^ 

Miller J. stone cutter h e s S. Summer b Elm and Lincoln al co 

Miller Gen. J. F. h 22 N. Vine O 

Miller Mrs. M. h 8 N. Vine P^ 

Miller M. W. elk h 109 S. College » 

Miller Mrs. Minnie, millinery 6 Cedar ™ 

Miller O. boots and shoes e s S. Cherry below Broad J^ 
Miller T. C. sutler s s Church b Summer and Cherry 
Miller T. h w s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne 
Miller W. W. carriage shop 42 N. Front 
Mills B. h e s Washingtoa b Wharf av and Pearl 
Mills J. K. & Co. (J. K. M. & 31. Goldsoll) sutlers' supplies, 17 N. ? 

Cherry j^ 

Mills John E. h N. Spruce b Gay and Line *^ 

Mills Robert, h 3 Line BQ 

Minchin E. C. druggist w s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Ash 3 

Minehart F. Wm. engineer h S. High b Ash and Mulberry «♦■ 


218 singleton's nashville 

ss TTiyrxoixr st-i^iesiesit. 

S "w^ "^r ^^ "WT ff^ "^T ^r^ "^ T^ "1^ ^^ "WJ^ ""■ 


™ Dealer in 


Pays the Highest Prices for Quartermaster's Vouchers. 

d — — — " — ""^ — """"^ — 



•S Have associated tliemselves together in the above style, and are 

located respectively at 

"g IVo. 24r Com.m.ei*cial Hotel, 


ol TVo. IS Clmrcli. Street, 

^ Where they are prepared to do full justice to the tonsorial art. 

I ilf 1 Mlf f EliS Fast ®Ef , 


s" Provision & Produce Dealer, 

*^ No. 132 South Market Street, 


Mitcliell M. baker 100 N. College g 

Mitchell P. H. h 142 S. Summer ^ 

MoiFett James, h S. College above Hill's al W 

Moffat J. K. eating saloon 115 Broad 8? 

Moffitt J. S. livery stable 85 N. Cherry H 

MOFFITT J. S. & CO. (J. S. M. & C. W. Soule), Proprie- g 

tors Donegana Restaurant, 53 N. Cherry, Colonnade bldg ^ 

Moffitt Patrick, lab h 105 S. College W 

Moore Alexander, grocer Broad ur B. B. Depot JH 

Moore Mrs. E. h e s S. Vine b Bell and DeMonbreun j. 

Moore Mrs. Emily, h 99 S. College O 

Moore Mrs. Gr. candy store e Summer and Broad p?* 

Moore J. Gr. sadler 45 N. Market © 

Moore J. J. harness mkr h 125 S. Summer p 

Moore T. lab h 157 S. Market 2 

Mord Alex, grocer h 33 N. Spruce CQ 

Morgan E. W. dry goods S. Market b Mulberry and Oak ^ 

Morgan S. D. h 7 N. Summer o' 

MORGAN W. H , D. D. S., 61 Church, h 4 N. High g 

Morgan William, barber n s Cedar above N. Summer do 

MORGENSTERM M., Clothing, Boots, Shoes, etc., 65 N. Col- | 

lege, h 98 N. College P- 

Morris Mrs. A. h w s N. Front b Jackson and Jefferson fe{ 

Morris K. J. mer h 13 S. Cherry 2 

Morris Lusky, dry goods 34 Broad o» 

MORROW JOHN, Saddler and Harness Maker, 48 N. Market © 
MORSE A. S., Proprietor Gallery of the Cumberland, 25 Cedar, P, 

opposite Commercial Hotel " J^ 
Morse George, paper manuf h 146 N. Market 

Morton George, bookbinder h McLemore b Gay and Line ^ 

Morton J. M. h 137 N. Market 


Morton J. W. artificial leg manuf h 135 N. Market O 

Morton Sarah, h 150 N. Cherry 0i 

Mosby Mrs. Eliza, h c Union and N. Spruce ^ 

Mosby Mrs. N. h 148 S. Summer g* 

Mullen C. h c Mulberry and Cherry H 
Mullin George, stone cutter h 44 S. Summer 
MULLOY E. F., Atty at Law, 66^ N. Cherry, up stairs 

MUNDY & CARROLL, Grocers, 4 N. College g 



singleton's NASHVILLE 







I>ealer in 


. I^»1 di<eB'ry SJreft, SeyuamM ^a ju!>*w««, 

Constantly on hand a fine assortment of Sugar, CoiFee, Molasses, 
Tobacco, etc. 





"Wholesale and Ketail Dealer in 


;^^t£)as) ^a^a? mmmmm^ 


)ifi3 nuwxun 



Corner Market and Carrol Streets, 


roceries, Provision Dealer, 


]Vo. S40 SovitliL Oliei-i-y Street, 



MURFREE W. L. (Nelson & M.), h e s Vauxhall b DeMou- C5 

breun and Broad ^ 

Murkin & Hirsch, shoes, etc. 4G N. College W 

Murkin J. A. mer h JeiFerson b High and Summer ^ 

Murphy Bernard, elk h 80 Cedar l^ 

Murphy & Calhoun, boots and shoes 16 s s Public Square ^ 

Murphy Edward, mer h w s S. Spruce nr Bell ^ 

Murray A. & Co. news dealers 80 Church lS| 

Murray & Behan, saloon 15 Deaderiek E 

Murray G. lab h c Line and High " 

Murray Mi's. I. grocer c McLemore and Line q_ 

Myerhardt J. dry goods 56 Broad p^ 

Myers A. clothing 96 Church o 

Myers F. h w s Maple b Franklin and Trimble av cd" 

Myers H. F. mer tailor 7 Cedar, h 130 N. ]\[arket S 
MYERS & HUNT (A. M. & W. S. H.), Carriage Manufacturers, m 

72 N. .Market ., P 

MYERS R. M., Dry Goods, 82 S. Market ' "" $. 


Nash J. M. h 4 N Vine p.: 

Nash Wm. hackman h 25 Line J^ 

Nash Wm. blacksmith N Market b Square 2 

Nashville Wood & Coal Co. 34 S. College, T. H. Rickert prop'r » 

Neargin James, elk h 8. Market b Mulberry and Oak U 

NELSON ANSON (N. & Murfree), h 29 N. Cherry |. 

Nelson Miss Jennie, h 251 X. College ^ 


NELSON & MURFREE (Anson N. & W. L. M.), Heal Es- 
tate Agents, 29 N. Cherry rear Second National Bank 
Nelson & Pfeiffer, grocers 22 N Market ^ 

Nevins II. F. h 19 N High O 



NEW THE ATER,'n w c Summer and Union, J. B. Allen Lessee 
Newborn 3Irs. B. h w s S. Cherry nr Mulberry 

Newman & Bentley, saloon 9 and 10 s s Public Square ^ 

Newman Wm. mer h 67 McLemoi'e S 

Newton , elk 9 Spruce 

Nichol F. Pt. h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry 

Nichol J. h e s Carrol b Pearl and Wharf av ^ 

Nichol James, h 8 N. Summer 






For the use of Courts, Lodges, Com- 
panies, Societies or Business Seals. 

Also, Ink Hand-Stamps for Canceling 
Government Stamps, for Post Offices, 
Railroad Companies, etc. Send for sam- 
ples to 

P. EVENS, Jr., Sole Manufacturer, 







^..^]M:xjE:iLi ii"ir3J[_A-i:v 


a c 

J ^1 i^ 

Oor- ^qtiare and. ]VIai*ket Sts., 


Counselors and Attoriiej s at law, 

Mo 72 Cedar Street, Up Stairs, 


"Will i>ractice in tlie several Co\ii«ts of "Williamson, 
M:a.\xry, Hiclcraan, Dickson and. Davidson Coxuxties. 

Owen G. W. grocer 1 Broad 

Owen Wm. W. tinner li S. Market b Mulberry and Oak 


Nichol James B. h s e c Spruce and McGavock Q 

NICHOL P. L,, County Clerk, b w s Vauxball b McGayock and § 

DeMonbreun W 

NOA ISMAR, Exchange Broker, 25 Union ^ 

Noble John 0. h 49 S. Summer ^3 

Nolen J. F. grocer s w c Mulberry and Cherry H 

Nolan Wm. saloon 71 S. Summer m 
Nolan W. C. saloon 8 Deaderick 
Nopper Joseph, grocer N. College nr Jackson 

Norman H. tinner h 159 S. Summer " 

Norman Joshua, h Jefferson b McLemore and Ophelia av p 

Norris Bishop, h 9 S. High ^ 

NORTHERN W. H., Carpenter Shop, 110 Broad, h 76 S. High ^ 

Northman E. & J. dry goods 22 s s Public Square ^ 

Northman Wm. carp h w s. S. High b DeMonbreun and Brooks al w 

Norvall H. L. revenue collector h 107 N. Cherry CQ 

O 5- 


O'Connell, Custar & Co. saloon 92 Church ^ 

O'Dwyer James, liquor store 86 Cedar p 
Ogden & Dunn, saloon GG Broad 

O'KANE A. A., Merchant Tailor, 103 N. College 5^ 

OLD THEATER, Cherry ur Cedar, Duffield & Flynn, Managers o 

Oliver James, h c Washington and Wharf av m 

Olwell L. dry goods 17 s s Public Square y 

Oney J. H. physician w s N. Summer nr Cedar p 

Ordway C. N . broker 48 N. College o" 

Orr Mrs. M. h 15 Spring 3^ 

Osgood R. S. saloon, h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry ^ 

Osmont J. F. blacksmith n c Lincoln al and Hidi ._, 


Oswald John, grocer N. College nr Jefferson 

OTT WM. T. (Wm. Cameron & Co.), Printers al 

Ottenville & Brother, 2;rocers 21 Broad 

Ottenville V. grocer h 121 S. Summer tr 

Overstreet F. E. elk h S. Spruce nr Bell h 

Owens Miss M. h 59 S. Front S 

OZANE ISADORE, Confectioner, h 16 N. Summer % 

224 singleton's nashville 


C5 Cor, Union & Oherry Sts. and 27 Public Square, 



^ Wholesale and Retail 

I BMEilS, iMECIIOillS M'fi 11111 MMIlFilffiERS, 


^ Sojttli ^larket ?^treet, B>et*YeeBa Eiiia ami As^Ss, 

^ B^^Higliest price paid for Country Produce. Daily delivery through 
the City at S-jf o'clock, A. M. All orders promptly executed°1ga 



^ Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Dye-StuiFs, Garden Seeds, Window 

^ Glass, Putty, Soda Water Materials, Combs, Brushes, Soaps, Bar- 

fH bers' Materials, Perfumeries, and Fancy articles generally. 

i 19 Cedar Street, bet. Cherry and the Square, 




^ ^^ MU^ ■■ll—iiiill ^^KIS^ aaJoBl lu^Ba oiAaB ■>!_ naEas ^1 ^^MHI^ « 


^ Hats and Caps, Trunks, Salclicls and Valises; Also, a fine assortment 

pq of llnstom-Madc BOOTS and SHOES. 

aj No. 65 N. College Street, Nashville. 


OZANE & MORRISON, Bakery, 16 N. Summer 
OZANE URBAIN, Brewery, S. High, c Lincoln al 

Page J. J. livery stable 19 N. Market 
Page J. h w s S. Vine b Bell and S. Union 
Page J. F. elk b c S. Union S. High 
Page JeiFerson, elk h 94 Broad 
PAGE G. H., Grocer, h S. Market above Oak 
Page McHenry, saloon 136 S. Summer 
Page R. H. grocer 72 S. Cherry 
Parks & Co. dry goods e s Lebanon pike c Claiborne 
Parks J. L. plumber 12 N. College 
Parks P. L. dry goods 74 S. Market 

Parks W. W. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Wharf av 
Parker W. L. h 134 S. Cherry 
Parmele M. N. grocer 51 Broad, h 9 S. Summer. 
Parr J. F. & Co. dry goods, etc. 9 S. Summer. 
Parr John, grocer h S. College above Hill's al. 

PARRISH M. A. & CO,, Commission and Forwarding Mer- 
chants, 106 S. Market. 
Parrish J. h 3 Castleman 
Parrish J. h 51 S. Front 
Parrish J. B. livery stable 64 S. College. 
Parrish J. B. elk h S. College above Hill's al 
Parrish Mrs. M. h 6 Castleman 
Parrish M. C. h 85 S. Front 
Parrish W. h 69 S. Front 

Patterson A. h s w c DeMonbreun and S. High 
Patton D. saloon Sewanee House 
Paul Isaac, magistrate h S. College above Hill's al 
Payne F. grocer h e s Murfreesboro pike b Maple and Market 
Payne Miss S. h S. College nr Nashville Institute 
Peabody & Co. provisions nee Summer and Union 
Peace Mrs. M. J. b h 19S. Summer. 

Peach G. stone cutter h n s Ash b Cherry and S. Summer 
Peach H. S. plumber 41 N. Cherry 
Peddy George, machinist h 187 S. Market 
Pedway Allen, h S. College above Hospital 


singleton's NASHVILLE 




No. 10 Cherry Street, 








T. O. BICJMEY & CO., Proprietors. 

Restaurant and Saloon attached. Public and Private Collations 
served. The Delicacies of the Season at all hours. Choice Wines, 
Liquors and Cigars. 


Watches, Clocks & Jewelry, 

No. 4 Union St., Nashville, Tenn. 

Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired and warranted. 

M Wl B a ■ Ml .^ R 'val ^ a H .^ B »h^ MB ^ 

BSufel££iSM ^^^B^Br flM^H Hdi vH iBtttOO^ ■^■hB ^^^B^BF ^V|[^V ^ 




No. 40 U]^ION Street, NASHVII.1.E, Teiine»see. 




No. 12 N. College Street, Up Stairs, Nashville, Tenn., 


Furniture, Mattresses, 



Peebles & Mitton, grocers 114 S. Cherry ^ 

Pegard M. shoe mkr 82 Church ' O 

Pelton J. H. grocer 23 Church j^ 

Pendergrast P. liquor store N. College below R. E. Depot 

Pendergrast Thomas, grocer cor Gay and North Cherry 

Pendleton J. h 22 S. Vine 

Pentecost John C. auctioneer h S. College nr Hospital g 

Perine A. M. mer h S. College above Hill's al S 

Perry & Dumont, foundery nee Front and Broad t^ 

Perry Jesse, bk mason h 8. College above Hill's al 

Petre G. baker h Jeflferson b Cherry and College 

Petre M. clothier 13 N. Market 

Pettit J. B. h 156 S. Cherry 

Petty James D. h e s Carroll b Pearl and "Wharf av ^ 

Petty Wm. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Maple and Market 

Peyser S. & Co. dry goods 46 Market 

Peyton Balie (P. & Lindsley), attorney at law N. Cherry up stairs 

piSYTON & LINDSLEY, Attorneys at Law, 44^ N. Cherry, 

up stairs P 

Pfeiffer A. grocer h S. High b S. Union and Ash g 

Phelps Wm. card painter 19^ Deaderick up stairs p 

Phillips M. elk h 68^ Line g, 

Picard J. h ] 6 Line 
Pick Julius, dry goods, etc. 6 Union 

Piles S. h DeMonbreun c Murfreesboro pike and Vaushall 
Pinkard Bobert, grocer 72 Union !^ 

Pinkus S. clothier 15 N. Market § 

Pittman B. B. h 58 S. Front V 

PITTMAN & JOHNSON (B. A. P. & W. R. J.), Wholesale »» 

and Retail Bakers, Confectioners, etc., S. Market, b Ash and Elm 
PLANTERS' BANK, sec Union and College; Oliver Ewing, 

President, Lempsey Weaver, Cashier 

Player James, government employ h 53 Crawford 

Plinke G. saloon n s Church b College and Cherry 

Plowman & Eves, saloon 3 Deaderick fer 

Plummer Samuel, h S. College above Hill's al H 

Plunkot J. h S. High nr Broad *^ 

POLAND'S VARIETY THEATER, n e o Broad and cc 

Cherry, T. W. Poland, Proprietor <D 

Polk Mrs. James K. h 11 N. Vine ff 












228 singleton's nashyille 






A. xC x\» X JL vjr 



.2 Nashville, Tennessee. 


Of Giles Co. 

Grocery, Dry Goods, 


S No. 47 Broad Street, 








*^ 41 Cherry Street, 

W p. 0. BOX 22, 

03 IVashville Tennessee. 


Polk Stephen, shoe mkr N. Cherry below Gay 
Pool E. F. P. h e s Cherry nr Mulberry 


Porter & Co. dry goods 51 Market m 

Porter Mrs. F. G. h 56 N. Summer j. 

Porter Mrs. J. A. h N. Hijrh b Church and Union 

Porter William, mer h e s Park b Cedar and Gay ^ 

POWELL C. L., Proprietor Light House Saloon, 62 N. Cherry ^ 


Powers M. h 1G4 S. Summer 

Powers Samuel, clothier h GO Gay t^ 

Powers & McCabler, grocers n s Church b McLemore and Spruce 

Power Morris, clothing 53 N. Market ^ 

Pratt & Co. grocers 81 Broad 2j 

Price Daniel, blacksmith 147 N. Cherry g 

Price E. shoe mkr h N. Cherry below Gay t- 

Price Levi, brick mason h S. Market below Oak g 

Price George, butcher 153 N. College "t^ 

Prim Richard, shoe mkr h Gay b Cherry and Summer p" 

Prior C. W. photographer 69 N. Cherry up stairs m1 

Pritchard llobert & Bro. saloon 2 N. Market tS 


Pritchett S. h e s DeMonbreun b Franklin pike and Vauxhall ^ 

Prow William H. grocer h Line b College and Cherry 

Pucket J. h 117 S'^ Cherry 

Puckett Mrs. S. h 62 N. Vine ^ 

Pugsley Mrs. L. h 37 N. Summer o 

Pursons F. h 159 S. Market 



Quinby K. P. blacksmith h 83 S. Summer ox 

Quinn J. painter h w s Lebanon pike b Carroll and Lindsley ar rf^ 

Quinn John P. h S. Market above Oak 

Quinn Michael, lab h S. College above Hill's al ^ 



Radford P. M. h 67 N. Summer ^ 

Rains Mrs. Ida, h 25 N. High <^ 

Ramage J. mer h 67 N. Hiirh CQ 

Ramsey John, grocer 4 S. College J3 

Read A. lab h S. Market above Oak % 


230 singleton's nashville 


Wi JSUS t %^ %^ M, ^3^ ^^ 

^ Im the Is'ejBtMieiit ©f Hif^eaj^essi, if^ ci'^'wiiiDig' him 
« ivitii siBC€es« afii ©tSier ^tafies, n^ it is iai MaaSa- 
M Tille, Teiaeaessee. 

. For further information in regard to the skillful success of Dr. McGill in 
the treatment of diseases, the reader is referred to Stilles Therapeittics and 

^ JIateria Medica, two large volumes, late edition of 1860, the best work in the 

^ United States, where you will find Dr. McGill's name standing parallel with 

^ the best medical men of the age in the treatment of diseases of women. For 

*0 all diseases in this advertisement, satisfaction is guaranteed. With my gen- 

•S eral practice I treat the following 

Chroialc Cases 

§ with satisfaction ; Rheumatism, Affections of the Lungs, Diseases of the Throat, 
_^ Swelled Joints, Stiff Limbs, Pleurisy, Pains, Ulcers, Cancer, Gravel. Diseases 
02 of the Heart and Liver, Inflammation of the Stomach, Neuralgia, King's Evil 
or Scrofula, Deafness, Diseases of the Eyes, Debilitated Systems, Dyspepsia or 
^ Indigestion, and Consumption — together with all Private Diseases and Diseases 

^ of the Urinary Organs. 

o To the X<adies. 

jj All Affections of the Womb treated with success. Those Married Ladies 
M who have been so unfortunate as to miscarry, or prove abortive, can be carried 
to their full time, if found pregnant, by giving me a call. 


^ ►Sterility. 

w Young married ladies whose misfortune it has been not to bring forth in 

-»• due season, remember God has said you should multiply and replenish. If 

© this is your desire, you can consult me either by letter or in person. No lady 

'^ over thirty-five years of age need make application. All communications by 

QJ letter or person strictly confidential. 

jj j^ig'ht EsMBssieiEs Cured. 

Pm Yonng man, stop before you further go. Of all diseases subject to man, 

eg there is no disease so hard to cure as Night Emissions, and physicians are 

O scarce who understand treating it ; and to you I can say that I have cured 

^ dozens in this city, as well as in different States, who have spent dollar after 

^ dollar, and are now well cured by me. I am daily receiving letters and send- 

P^ ing medicine to all parts of the country. In a word, all that are diseased in 

W any way, and will give me a call, I will give satisfactiou for all of the diseases 

^ mentioned in this advertisement. The best of references given in this city. 

<J All letters should be directed to 

^ Br. McC^II^I^, Box 749 Nashville, Tenn. 

]^°" Office over John York's Book-store, Union street, between College and 

QQ Cherry streets. 


Hear William, gunsmith 6 Deaderiek, h 65 McLemore q 

Reddick John, b h G5 N. Cherry § 

Rcece Thomas, elk h 33 S. High H 

Reed G. H. h 33 S. Cherry ^ 

Reed J. h c JeiFerson and Wharf av ,j 

Reeves J. grocer 13 S. Market Q 

Regan James, lab h S. Market nr Oak 3 

REGUIN CHAS. F., House, Sign and Ornamental Painter, 60 ^ 

Union E^ 
REID JOHN, Atty and Counselor at Law, 25 Union, up stairs 
Reid William, lab h S. Market above Oak 
Reilly Peter, lab h 136 S. Market 
KEILLY THOMAS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Grocers, 



101 x\. Colleoe g^ 



Reinhardt A. mer h S. College above Hill's al 

Reson J. carp h c Brook's al and High 

Reyer George, harness mkr 27 S. College ^ 

Reynolds & Brisvalder, grocers 22 S. College g» 

Reynolds W. M. physician h 27 X. Spruce P 

Reynolds William, h e s S. Spruce nr Bell g 

Rhodes F. lab h S. Market above Oak p 

Rhodes I. N. & Co. stationery 32 Union g^ 

Rias J. P. h 16 Cannon ^ 

Rice G. & Co. (G. R. & L. Emanuel), dry goods 59 N. College » 

Rich Louis, jewelry, etc. 13 N. Cherry ^ 

RICH WM., Watch Maker, 6 N. Cherry ^ 

Richheimer C. mer h e s N. Summer b Cedar and Union p 

Richards YA. & T. C. saloon 68 Union o" 

Richards James E. h 94 N. Cherry ™ 

Richards Richard, h 90 S. Spruce t^ 

Richards T. H. livery stable h 27 Line 

Richards Thomas H. livery stable 84 and 86 N. Cherry 

Richards William H. h 173 S. Summer 

Richardson Sally, h 50 Crawford 

Richardson T. H. W. grocer h 79 S. College tJ 

Riddleburger S. S. restaurant s w c Cherry and Deaderiek, h e s N. j^ 

Front rear L. & N. R. R. depot ^ 

Ritter J. saloon s s Church b Summer and Cherry 

Ritter J. & Co. grocers s s Church b Summer and Cherry 

Ritter John, h 44 S. College 



232 singleton's (RUT) nashville 


-H Hither Jolin, grocer c Jefferson and Summer 
I Robb J. J. li 84 N. College 

^ Roberts Mrs. A. li n s Washington b Wharf av and Pearl 
•^ ROBERTS CLAY, Grocery, etc., 27 N. Cherry, bds Sewanee 
« House 

^ ROBERTS G. W., Physician, Office, 13 N. Summer 
^ Roberts J. grocer S. Front ur Broad 
g Roberts R. grocer e s N. Front b Church and Spring 
^ ROBERTSON C, Confectioner, 17 N. Market 

Robertson F. R. h S. Cherry below Broad 

Robertson Mrs. F. G. h 12 N. Summer 
'■^ Robertson G. brick mason h S. High b Union and Ash 
g ROBERTSON W. D., Magistrate, 34^ Cedar, h 79 McLemore 
•g Robinson William, lab h 59 McLemore 
.S Rodgers C. A. h 67 S. Summer 

Rogers Miss J. h w s N. Front b Public Square and Locust 
% Rooney Michael, lab h 85 Cedar 

^ Root atty h 58 N. Summer 

M Rose H. clothing 8 N. Market 

-^ ROSE J. A. J., Clothier, 11 s s Public Square, h 64 Line 

'% ROSENHEIM & LITTEN, Tobacco, Cigars, etc., 6 N. Cherry 

jP Rosenthall John, mer h 132 N. Market 

ROSS J. C, Dentist, 44 Union, up stairs, h c Mulberry and S. 
% Vine 

^ Ross Miss Jane, h Jefferson b Cherry and Summer 
^ Rosser John, grocer h S. High c Ash 
^ Roundtree C. P. h DeMonbreun b High and S. Union 
^ Rowan William, dry goods 97 S. Market ^ • 

'c3 Rowen W. M. mer tailor 19 N. College, h S. Market b Ash and Elm 
P Rowley M. mer 25 S. College 
4J Ruben L. saloon 89 S. Summer 
Qi Rucker J. & Co. shoe mkrs e s S. Cherry nr Oak 
jg Russell C. E. saloon 89 N. College 

^ Russell R. dentist sec Union and Cherry 
g Russell R. W. h 56 S. Front 
pq Russell Robert, propr Oriental saloon 49 Union 
^ RUST J. E., Lumber Dealer, c S. Market and Carrol, h Market 

b Mulberry and Oak 
W Ruth Robert, painter 16 Deaderick up stairs 
05 Rutland A. V. elk h 38 S. Summer 


Ryan C. H. h w s Lebanon pike b Maury and Claiborne Q 

Ryan J. L. h e s Park b Gay and Cedar m 

Ryan M. J. sutlers' supplies 16 N. College W 

Ryan Michael, saloon 25 Deaderick {^ 

Ryan P. mill wriglit h s e c S. High and Ash 1^ 

Ryan P. h e s S. Cherry b Mulberry and Franklin 3 

Ryan Timothy, grocer 75 Cedar S 

Ryan Wm, h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury H 

Ryman Chas. H. river captain h 10(5 S. College E| 
Ryman F. h e s Maury b Light and Spring 



Ryman Sarah, h S. College nr Hospital O 



SALTSMAN T. F., Photographer, n w c Union and College, h oa 

8. Summer, below Broad 

SampleK.J. h28S. Vine P 

Samuels M. clothing 109 N. College, h 93 Church g* 

Samuels Robert, h IG S. Spruce S 

Samuels S. clothing, etc. 13| N. Cherry, h 62 Gay S 

Sand Philip, tailor h 127 N. Market p 

Sanders Mrs. C. L. h 126 N. Market g. 

Sands J. E. mer h 53 Line m 

Sanders Samuel, lab h 51 Crawford 2 

Sanders W. B. watchman h n s Ash b S. Summer and High a 

Sandhouse A. h Jefferson b Summer and High y 

Satterfield J. elk h c S. Summer and MoUoy p 

Saunders W. J. saloon 81 Church h S. Spruce nr DeMonbreun <D 

Savage Chas. A. h S. Spruce nr High ^ 

Sawrie Rev. W. D. F. h 9 S. High rf^ 

SAX J. & BROTHER, Exchange Brokers, 46 N. College ® 

Sayres C. h 60 N. Summer o 

Sayers L. mer h c Union and N. Spruce ^ 
Scamahorn Wm. C. liquor store c S. Market and Murfreesboro pike 

Schick M. dyer and scourer 90 Broad tT 

Schief G. physician 43 N. Cherry up stairs h 50 N. Summer 3 

Schieff A. mer h 73 Union '^ 

Schildhelm Adam, h 112 N. College W 
SCHLEIR T. M., Photographer, s e c Union and Cherry and 27 S 

Public Square rh 

234 singleton's (SHA) Nashville 

•♦J Schlesinger & Harczyk, dry goods 40 S. Market 

0) Schlund Joseph, saloon 9 N. Market 

§ Schott Charles, lab h 94 N. Market 

•S SCHOTT F., saloon n c Public Square 

% Schwab S. & Co. clothing 87 N. College 

^ Schwartz A. h Washington b Wharf av and Pearl 

<< Schwartz M, glazier 40 S. College 

g Schwartz P. tailor 27 Broad 

^ SCOTT, DAVISON & CO., Military Clothing, h s s Pub Square 

. Scott George, h e s Lebanon pike c Gordon and Fairfield 
Scott L. h e s Washington c Pearl 

^ Scott L. h e s Lebanon pike c Gordon and Fairfield 

fl Scott Mrs. M h w s N. Front nr R. R. Depot 

•g Scott W. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 

.S Scott Wm. H. barkeeper h 133 N. Market 

Scovel H. G. real estate broker h 10 Park b Cedar and Gay 

"^ Scribner John, carp h S. Summer b Oak and Mulberry 

S Scruggs Mrs. Catharine, b h 67 S. College 

W Seay S. h 58 N. Summer 

^ Seay Wm. h w s Wharf av b Jefferson and Washington 

I SECOND NATIONAL BANK, 29 N. Cherry ; Anson Nel- 
1^ son, President ; John Lumsden, Cashier 

.^_j Sedercomb C. carp h S. Summer b Oak and Mulberry 

O SEESKIND E., Furnishing Goods 65 College 

^ Segale Mrs. G. h McLeniore nr Railroad 

^ Seglies S. mer h 18 S. High 

® Seitz Miss Maggie, h 129 N. College 

i? Selecher J. h e s N. Front b Jackson and Jefferson 

13 Seltz M. F. h 120 N. Market 

Q Serls James, h S. College above Hill's al 


Sewanee House, e s N. College b Union and Church, Scott & Thomas 

Ot prop rs 

j^ Seymour Frederick, physician 31 Cedar 

^ Shafer George, lab h Jefferson b Summer and High 
2 Sharp & Co. bakers 13 Deaderick 
^ Sharpe E. provision store h 30 Line 
^ Sharp S. F. eng h S. High b S. Union and Ash 
^ Sharpe Susan, h 143 N. College 
« Sharp T. P. h 15 Spring 
OJ SHANE WM., Recorder, h 35 Cedar 


SHEFFIELD H., Homeopathic Physician, office and residence, 
12 S. High 

Shelton Miss F. h 122 N. Front 

Shendlemire John, lab h S. Market nr Oak 

Sheppard C. carp h 118 S Summer 

SHEPHERD WM. B., with C. C. Grizzard, 36 Union 

Shie M. h S. High nr S. Union 

Shie & Vogt, saloon 78 Church 

Shields B. F. auctioneer h 31 S. High 

SHIELDS GEORGE, Auctioneer, 27 N. College 

Shirley, Wm. marble sculptor h High nr S. Union 

Shoolhofer S. clothing 59 Broad^ 

Shull Mrs. E. h e s S. Vine b DeMonbreun and S. Union 

SHULL WM. T. (Barry, Winham & Co.), bds S. Vine b De- 
Monbreun and S, Union 

Shultz John H. W. grocer 127 N. College. 

Shyer M. clothier s s Church b Vine and Spruce, h 122 N. Market 

Shyer S. dry goods, etc. 20 Broad 

SICKLES S. & CO., Dry Goods, etc. 49 N. College 

Sieferle George confec 115^ N. College, h 5 Line 

Siglor Mrs. E. h e s DeMoubreuu b Franklin pike and Vauxhall 

Sigman S. dry goods, etc. 22 Line 

Silverberg J. H. clothing c High and Broad 

Simmons C. & Co. dry goods s s Church b High and Summer 

Simmons Mrs. S. A. manager Prot Orphan Asylum h 8 McLemore 

Simmons W. h 140 S. Cherry 

Simmons Wm. carp, h w s Vauxhall b Broad and Church 

Simmons Wm. grocer h S. College above Hill's al 

Simon & Wollenberg, dry goods 87 N. College 

Simpson Henry A. h w s Murfreesboro pike c Maple 

Sinclair Jas. M. printer h S. College opp hospital 

SINGLETON JOHN, h w s Market b Franklin and Murfrees- 
boro pike 

SINGLETON R. H., Bookseller and Stationer, Post-office bldg 

Sippy Jas. grocer 43 S. College 

SKIFF & WILLS, Sutlers' Supplies, 42 w s Public Square 

Skinner B. F. grocer 61 Church 

SkuUey Col. Wm. h e s N. Vine b Union and Church 

Slaps D. barber c N. College and Jackson 

Slate, Mrs. F. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 


236 singleton's (SNY) nashville 

-♦J Slausrhter A. clothins: 85 N. College 

a» Slinkon T. D. h 397 Pearl b Franklin and Murfreesboro pike 

g Sloan Janes, li 4 N. Summer 

•S Sloan Jas. restaurant n s Church b Cherry and Summer 

flj Sloan Jas. L. molder h S. Market below Oak 

Sloan Wm. h e s Lebanon pike c Claiborne 

< SMILEY & CANTRELL (T. T. S. & R. C), Attorneys at 

g Law, 35 Cedar 

M Smith A. J. h 27 S. Summer 

. Smith Mrs. B. h 81 Cedar 

® Smith Chas. W. register h 79 N. Market 

•+3 Smith Mrs. Elizabeth h 12 N. High 

§ Smith H. M. h 100 N. Market 

.S Smith J. C. & Co. grocers 66 Broad 

J^ Smith J. C. mer h S Summer b Ash and Mulberry 

^ SMITH JAMES Q,., Attorney and Counselor at Law, 32 Cedar 

^ Smith John L. carp h 51 Line 

g SMITH JOHN T. (Barry, Winham & Co.), bds Kossuth House 

M Smith Josh, hackman h 82 Line 

^ Smith M. H. grocer c Union and N. Summer 

"I Smith Maria, h 141 N. College 

O Smith P. h 8 Church 

Smith & Patton, saloon 29 Church 

g Smith R. dry goods 79 Broad 

^ Smith Mrs. R. h 43 N. Spruce 

^ Smith Richard, h 127 N. Market 

^ Smith & Ringler, grocers 105 N. College 

^ SMITH S. ELBRIDGE, Insurance Agent. 49 N. Cheri;y, 4 
'eg Colonnade bldg 

p Smith W. J. & C. W. druggist sec Vine and Church 

+3 Smith Wm. eng h S. College above Howard School bldg 

g^ Smith Wm. h e s N. Front nr Broad 

^ SMITH WM. HY. (Wm. Cameron & Co.), h 19 S. Spruce 

^ Snotckeem W. saloon 34 Church 

^ Snowden B. saloon c Front and Jackson, h w s N. Front b Jackson 
fH and Jeflerson 

> Snyder A. h 30 S. College 

Snyder C. A. h w s S. Cherry nr Broad 

W Snyder W. D. lab h McLemore b Gay and Line 


SOBEL J. M., Gents' Furnishing Goods, Clothing, etc., 8 N. O 

Cherry ^ 

Soliuskey L. clothing 83 Church W 

Solomon & Kline, clothing s s Church b Summer and High {^ 

Soloshin G. galoon 19 S. College ^ 

Sonar Joseph, brewer h N. Cherry nr Jefferson Q 

Sonfield Henry, furnishing goods, c Line and College S 

South B. F. attorney at law 43 N. Cherry W 

SOUTH-SIDE INSTITUTE, on Park, Capitol Hill, Mrs. ^ 

Emma Holcomb Principal. T, 
South-western Telegraph Co. Colonnade bldg s w c Cherry and Deadc- o 

rick, E. C. Boyle, manager {kT* 

Southerland R. saloon s s Church b Summer and Cherry O 

Southerland Eobert, carp h 63 McLemore (^ 
Southgate G. M. magistrate nsDeaderick b Cherry and Public Square en 

Spain J. D. carp h 62 N. Summer CQ 

Spain John, carp h c S. High and Ash P 

Spears & Myers, dry goods S. Market nr Church o* 

Spechle E. & Co. saloon n s Church b Cherry and College § 

Spigle Jacob, clothing 18 Cedar on 

Spitz Henry, baker h 122 S. College » 

SPITZ & RANNIE, Confectioners, 19 Broad p< 

Sprague Elisha, restaurant 15 Cedar ^ 

Spurlock S. P. claim agent 70 N. Cherry up stairs 2 

Stambuck Geo. h 60 N. Spruce co 
Starkey S. J. saloon n w c College and Gay, h c Summer and Jef- tj 

ferson p 

Staub Felix, wagon mkr h N. Market nr Jefferson O 
ST. CHARLES RESTAURANT, 21 Cedar, Creighton k y 

Mills Prop'rs f^ 
ST. CLOUD HOTEL, n w c Church and Summer 


STEIN I. P., Dry Goods, Carpets, etc., 12 Union o 

STEPHENS & CO., Prop'rs Commercial Hotel, nee Cedar and ^ 

Stephens 11. A. mer h 116 S. College tr* 

STEPHENS, JANNEY & CO. (M. L. S., T. B. J. & C. I. § 

Stephens), Wholesale and lletail Druggists, sec Cedar and 


STEPHENS & STONE, Wholesale Dealers in Whines and » 


Liquors, 5 N. College 


238 singleton's (STR) nashville 

^j Stephenson T. shoe mkr 83 S. Cherry 

§ Stephenson T. W. grocer 45 N. Spruce 

S Sternfield & Erdman, clothiers 31 N. Market 

,g Steueragel C. saloon 57 n s Public Square 

2 Stevens A. h e s S. Cherry nr Oak 

^ Stevens C. S. machinist h c Ash and High 

<j Stevens Lieut. S. H. h 96 N. Cherry 

« Stevenson J]. D. h 125 S. Cherry 

02 Stevenson H. shoe mkr UN. Front 

. Stevenson J. F. painter h s s Ash b College and Cherry 

® Stevenson Jas. h c S. College and Ash 

•43 STEWART E. R., Trunk Manufactory, 1 Union, up stairs 

pj Stewart & (Jiger, machine shop 35 S. College 

•S Stewart J. L. carp h McLemore b Cedar and Gay 

d Stewart John, h w s Maple b Franklin and Murfreesboro pike 

^ Stewart Wm. h Fi-anklin pike b Division and Fogg 

■^s" Stewart Wm. h S. ColIe<ie above Howard School bldg 

o ... 

$i Stewart Wm. iron railings c Ash and S. Market 

^ Steyermark J. notions 9^ S. College 

^ STIEF B. H., Watchmaker, 4 Union 

^ STIEF FRANK, Saloon, 47 N. Cherry 

O STIEF O. E., Watchmaker and Jeweler, 3 S. Cherry 
Stiefel & Pfeiffer, brewery c Mulberry and S. High 

g Stein & Birmingham (S. J. S. & J. M. B.), dry goods c Gay and 
^ Spruce 

^ ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, 12 Cedar, John F. Gun- 
^ kel Prop'r 

^ Stocer C. grocer N. College nr Jackson 

13 STOKES JORDAN, Attorney and Counselor at Law, 24 N. 
Q Cherry, up stairs 


STOKES M. S. & CO., Boots, Shoes, etc., 56 N. College 
Stone Wm. tinsmith h N. College nr Jefferson 
Stonelake James, elk h 89 N. Market 
Stonelake John, clothier h 89 N. Market 
Stothard Jerry, hack driver h 33 Gay 

j^ Stowers Wm. elk h S. Market b Ash and Elm 

^ STRADER J. D., Tin and Coppers^mith, 98 S. Market, h 84 S. 

**; College 

PP Straughan J. shoe mkr h S. Summer below Broad 

CQ STRAUGHAN J. J., Boot Maker, e s S. Cherry below Broad 


Stratton Mrs. Mary, h 26 N. College g 

Strawder Jacob, lab h 20 Line »rf 

Streetnian J. H. h 8. High b Lincoln al and S. Union M 

STRETCH J., Druggist, 110 S. Market fip 

Strieker & Co. dry goods, 30 N. Market |J 

Strong Wm. h e s Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av S 

Strouse Alexander, furnishing goods 22 Cedar m 

Stublefield George, atty h 104 Broad H 
Stubblefield & Rankin (Geo. J. S. & W. R. R.), attys 70 N. Cherry ^ 
Sturdivant J., h e s Maple b Murfreesboro pike and Franklin 

Sturdivant Wm., theater actor h 61 N. Spruce O 

Styles H. C. blacksmith 101 S. Market §* 

Suares Mrs. L. h 108 Front o 

Sullivan 3Irs. Jennie, h 159 N. College 5* 

Sullivan M. saloon 4 N. Market 3 

Sullivan M. grocer e s N. Front b Church and Public Square ^ 

Sullivan Mrs. M. h 92 Broad p 

Sullivan Mrs. M. A. h 147 S. Summer g' 

Sullivan Pat. h S. High below Broad § 

Sulzbacher , grocer h 28 S. Summer n 

SULZBACHEE & JACKSON, grocers 13 N. Market as 

Summers William, h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury p^ 

Summers William, hackman h 102 N. Cherry ^ 
SUTHERLAND WILLIAM, Confectionery, etc., e s Cherry » 

adjoining Post-office, h 31cLemore nr Cedar oo 

Swan Mrs. A. h 15 N. Summer y 

Swan John M. livery stable h Gay opp capitol p 

Swan & Livingston, livery stable 7 S. Colleo;e O 

Sweeny G. W. grocer 69 S. Market, h 149 S. Summer v? 

Sweeney P. P. h 95 S. Market g 
Sweeney Mrs. S. h S. High b Lincoln al and S. Union 


Tallman Peter, carriage mkr h 76 Line ff 

Tamble P. furniture 38 N. Market 5 

Tanksley J. A. grocer S. Cherry nr Oak *^ 

Tanksley D. h S. Cherry below Broad 00 

Tarbox E. L. gold pen depot 72 N. Cherry ^ 

Tarbox E. L. & Co. variety store s s Church b Summer and Cherry % 

240 singleton's (THO) nashville 

^ TARPLEY & CO., Carriage makers 141 S. Market 

« Turpley James E. blacksmith h 189 S. Market 

§ Tate Andrew, cook h 8 S. College 

•^ Tate J. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 

« Tavel P. F. & Son (Paul F. T. & Albert T.), bookbinders 4th story 
r^ Union and American bldg 

< Taylor & Duff, saloon 10| Church 

« Taylor H. A. & Co., saloo^n 109 N. College 

^^ Taylor Henry, barber Gay b College and Cherry 

. Taylor J. h G7 S. Front 

Taylor J. h e s Stevenson b Eailroad and Central 

•^ Taylor Mrs. N. P. h 29 N. Spruce 

§ TEALEY & CARROLL, Grocers, 45 Broad 

•S Tealey F. W. mer h 117 S. Summer 

^fl Teetzel & Co. provision dealers Union b Cherry and Summer 

^ Temple L. M. atty 32| Cedar 

■g Temple Peter, furniture h w s N. Market nr Jeffei-sou 

^ Terry Mrs. G. W. millinery story s s Union b Summer and High 

CQ Terry John, lab h Gay b Cherry and Summer 

A Thaxton W. H. h n s S. Union b S. High and S. Vine 

g Thoma F. h S. Market b Ash and Elm 

^ THOMAS & HOUGH (J. DeW. T. & Wm. G. H.), Confec- 
tionery, s w c Union and N. Cherry 

g Thomas J. H. elk h 29 S. Summer 

^ Thomas J. D. elk h 121 N. Market 

^ Thomas Miss L. h 99 N. Front 

® Thomas Michael, h es Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av 

^ Thomas & Polk, barbers 15i Deaderick 

li Thompson C. h 26 S. Vine " 

P THOMPSON H. C, Carpenter, h S. College nr Hospital 

-fj Thompson John h 68 Cedar 

P< Thompson M. W. h e s Maury b Light and Spring 

jg THOMPSON ROBERT, Grocer, 24 S. Market 

^ Thompson Pv. G. saloon 1^ N. Summer 

b THOMPSON R. H., Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, 
p^ Traveling Bags, etc., 28 N. Cherry, h 21 Spruce 

^ Thornbcrg H. clothing 102 Church 

. THORNER, HEIDLEBACH & CO., Wholesale Dry Goods, 
W 7 and 8 s 8 Public Square 

03 Thornhill J. fireman h S. Summer b Ash and Mulberry 



Thornton & Hollins, grocers 5 s s Public Square 

Thornton S. h S. Cherry below Broad 

Thurston Annie, h Gay b Cherry and Summer 

Thurston F. A. h c Cedar and High 

Thurston Geo. grocer c Cedar and High 

Tignor F. harness mkr h 116 S. Summer 

Tilfbrd W. H. livery stable 96 S. Market 

Tilford W. H. liquor store and grocery 100 S. Market. 

Tindall Mrs. Agnes, widow h 113 S. College 

Tindall Robert, wagons for hire 86 S. College 

Tompkins Whig, saloon and restaurant s w c Cherry and Cedar, h 

Gay b Cherry and Summer 
Topp & Hill, barbers 28 N. Cherry 

TOTTEN W. W., Groceries, Wines, etc., 23 N. College 
Towels Mrs Mary, h Gay b Summer and Cherry 
Townsend Capt F. h 7 N. High 
Townsend Wm. H. grocer h 80 N. Market 
TREANOR & CO., Grocers, 58 S. Market 
TRECY & LOVELL, Clothing and Jewelry, 25 s w c Pub. Sq. 
Trimble N. W. atty 42 Cedar 
Trenbath John, elk h S. College nr Hospital 
TREPPARD & CO., Hardware, etc., 14 N. College 
Treppard T. J. 10 S. College 
TRIMBLE JOHN, Atty at Law, 42 Cedar 
Try II. h w B Houston c Martin 
Tucker A. C. h 58 Broad, up stairs 
Tucker Mrs. Amelia, h 94 S. Spruce 
Tucker Edward, blacksmith h 86 Cedar 
Tucker T. G. carp h n s S. Union b Vine and High 
Tull James, h 11 e s Spring b Claiborne and Wharf av 
Turk P. dry goods 14 Union 
Turner A. h 126 N. Front 
Turner J. & W. grocers 25 N. Market 
Turner James, grocer h Franklin pike c Division 
Turner W. C. auctioneer h S. College above Ash 

Turner W. K. atty s w c Cedar and Public Square up stairs 3 

Tyler & Co. grocers 12 N. Market *^ 

Tynes A. J. h 31 S. Summer ^ 

Tynes Mrs. E. millinery goods w s N. Summer b Union and Church g 
Tyrol Patrick, grocer 97 S. Summer S* 


242 singleton's (WAR) nashville 







•S Ungerman Frederick, grocer 139 N. Market 

5 Union Bank, 30 N. College; John Kirkman, President; James 
Corry, Cashier 

Vanderhoof & Kline, saloon 100 Church 
,_. Vanleer S. & Co. hardware 44 N. Market 

Vanleer Samuel, hardware h S. Spruce nr Bell 
'-^ VAN STAVOREN, J. H., Photographer, 53 N. College, up 
Pi stairs 

•g Vaughan Mike, atty 41 N. Cherry 
J Vaughn P. B. livery stable 1 S. Front, h 88 S. College 

Vaushan T. h 63 S. Front 

■§ Vaupeis Charles, saloon 32 Church 
S Vego Peter, liquor store h 98 Broad 
W Virgin Jane, h w s N. Market nr Jeiferson 
1^ Vogel John, tailor South College above Hospital 
Vogt Joseph, saloon c Jefferson and Cherry 


^ Wade Mrs. S. h n s Ash b Cherry and S. Summer 

^ Watkins Mrs. J. h w s Vauxhall b DeMonbreun and Broad 

Waggoner S. h e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Wharf av 

^ WAGSTAPF & KENNEDY (W. H. W. & Wm. K.), Whole- 

^ sale and Retail Grocers, S. Spruce, ur S. Union 

R Walker James, wholesale grocer 60 Broad 

-g Walker Mrs. Mary, widow h 13 S. High 

^ Walker Peter, carp h 114 N. Cherry 

^ Walker Wm. h 100 N. College 

. - WALKER & YARYAN (L. D. W. & J. L. Y.), Attorneys and 
rA Counselors at Law, 41 N. Cherry, up stairs 

W Wallace Mrs. E. h 20 S. Summer 

^ WALLACE JOHN & CO., Proprietors Daily Dispatch, Office, 

s s Deaderick, b Cherry and Public Square 

W Wallace W. B. 35 Union 

CQ Ward H. barber, s s Church b Cherry and College 


Ward Mrs. D. b h 31 N. Spruce 

Warden H. H. elk h S. High b Lincoln al and S. Union 

Warne J. N. h n s S. Union b Vine and High 

Warren A. J. guilder h c McGavock and S. kSpruce 

Wart Aaron, confec N. Spruce nad Church 

Washburn B. F. private dispensary 19|^ Deaderiek up stairs 

Washington Insurance Co. of New York, 40 Public Square A. W. 

Butler agent 
Waterfield John, h 108 N. College 

Waterfield & Walker, hats and caps 26 w s Public Square 
Watkins Joe, stone mason h c Jefferson and Vine 
WATSON M. H., Banker and Broker, 23 Union 
Watson R. h S. Market nr Oak 

Wyne , h w s Fogg b Franklin and Ewing av 

Weakley R. L. h 40 S. Summer 

Weakley W. T. grocer 111 N. College 

WEAKLY & WARREN, Furniture, 12 N. College, up stairs 

Weaver J. H. L. carp S. Market b Mulberry and Oak 

WEBB JOHN C. & CO., Proprietors Lincoln Hall Saloon and 

Restaurant, c Cherry and Lincoln al 
Webb W. H. & Co. (W. H. W., F. R. Hagood & George Gelceran), 

clothing n w c Broad and High 
Weil D. & Co. dry goods 18 c Market and Broad 
Weil Simon, agent dry goods 3 s s Public Square 
Weil Simon, elk h 123 N. Market 
Weitzel Wm. shoe mkr 91 S. Market 
Welch W. J. h 80 N. College 
Weller B. S., tinware, etc. 50 Broad 
Weller House, 29 S. Cherry Ben. S. Weller sr prop'r 
Weller Wm. h 4 Castleman b Market and College 
Wells B. porter h 57 Crawford 
Wells Thomas, druggist 32 N. Market 
Wener G. dry goods 58 S. Market 
Wentze E. L. h 10 N. Vine 
WERTH G. L. & CO. (G. L. W. & James F.^ Davenport), 

Boot and Shoe Store, 30 Cedar 
Wertheimer S. clothing 44-^- N. College 
Wessel G. H. confec 42 Union, h 66 N. Summer 
Westervelt P. A. physician 81 Broad up stairs 
Wetherford J. h 12 S. Summer 


244 singleton's (WIL) nashville 

Whaley W. H. dry goods 139 S. Market 

« Wharton S. L. physician 44 N. Cherry 

g Wharton Wm. H. h e s DeMonbreun b S. High and S Vine 

•S WHEELER LEM. D., Varieties, etc., c S. Market and Mur- 

O freesboro pike, h w s Murfreesboro pike, b Market and Maple 

na Whelan John, h N. Spruce b Union and Cedar 

< Whelan & Kanelly (John W. & John K.), saloon 52 N. Cherry 

g Wheling & McLaughlin, tailors 4^ Deaderick 

^ Wherry & Son, hats caps, etc. 20 Union 

• Wherry W. A. mer h 29 N. Vine 

^ White C. & Co. clothing 87 N. College 

*-§ WHITE & ENOCH (Abel W. & John E.), Wholesale and 

^ Ketail Dealers in Boots and Shoes, 43 Union 

'S WHITE J. B., Attorney at Law, 661 N. Cherry, up stairs 

.S White Joe, barber 37 Union 

^^ White L. C. h e s S. Vine b Bell and S. Union 

% White Thomas, sutler h 33 Gay 

J AVhite W. L. physician 88 N. College 

CQ White Wm. grocer h w s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple 

^ Whiting J. h 137 N. Front 

^ Whorley J. & L. tobacconist 32 S. Market 

jg WINHAM FRANCIS (Barry W. & Co.), bds at James M. 
.^ Hinton's 

S Wiemer G. N. boots and Shoes 26 Deaderick 

^ Wilbur J. C. h c McLemore and Gay 

^ Wilkin E. F. atty 70 N. Cherry, h S. Market nr Oak 

^ WILLARD EDW., News Dealer, 22^ Union 

^ Will 

1 Will 

P Will 

ams J. physician 117 Broad 

ams J. h w s Union b High and Vine 

ams Mary Jane, laundress h 113 N. Cherry 

ams 0. P. h e s Carroll b Market and Maple 

ams Mrs. Sallie, h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury 

ams Miss V. b h 75 Union 

amson & Johnson, livery stable 6 S. College 

s J. H. h 42 N. Spruce 
g Wilson Mrs. Ann E. h 10 S. High 
^ Wilson Miss Augusta, h 135 N. College 

*^ Wilson & Bro. (T. C. W. & J. 0. W.) saloon s e c Deaderick and 
M Cherry 

05 Wilson Eliza C. h S. College opp Hospital 

^ Will 
g. Will 
^ Will 
. Will 
fe Will 


Wilson Mrs. E. V. school teacher h c Spruce and Line Q 

Wilson J. W. h 162 S. Summer § 

WILSON J. W. & CO. (J. W. W., H. W. Buttorff & T. J. W 

Wilson), Tin and Copperware, 17 N. College J^ 

Wilson Jas. E. trader h S. College nr Nashville Institute H^ 

Wilson John, lab h S. College above Howard School bldg ^ 

WILSON L. R., Agent Star Union Line, Louisville & Nashville S 

Railroad depot bd 

Wilson Richard, saloon s s Church nr N. & C. R. R. depot, h 68|r Line ^ 

Wilson T. S. grocer 83 Broad, h 183 S. Summer T^ 

Wilson W. P. grocer 64 Broad O 

WINBOURN J. R. & CO., Proprietors City Hotel, e s Pub- g- 

lie v>f|uare O 

WINKLER A. G., Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc., w s N. Mar- ^ 

ket, b Church and Union ob 
Winston C. K. physician h w s S. Summer c Mulberry 

Winters Mrs. E. h c N. Spruce and Crawford p 

Winters Wra. shoe mkr h S. College above Hill's al g' 

Wise E. millinery goods 46 Union, h 21 S. High ^ 

Witty Mrs. Frances, h 173 S. Summer S 

Withey W. I. tobacconist h 125 N. Market p 

Witkowski G. clothing 24 N. Market § 
Wolf E. clothing 521 N. Market 


Wombaugh William, physician h 146 S. Summer 5 
Wood, Boyd & Martin (L. W., F. A. B. & C. M. M.), commercial § 

brokers 40i Cherry up stairs y 

Wood S. G. mer h 71 N. Market § 

Wood S. G. & Co. grocers 45 Union O 

Woodle Miss Mary, h 130 College «? 

Woodliff A. A. h e s Lebanon pike b Claiborne and Maury ^ 
Woodfin Albert, grocer 101 S. Cherry, h S. College above Ash 

Woodfin R. H. blacksmith Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple o 
Woodfin R. H. grocer e s Murfreesboro pike b Market and Maple 
Woodfin Mrs. Susan, h S. College above Ash 
Woods B. boiler mkr h 117 S. College 
Woods k Co. lard oil 25 S. Market 

Woods J. porter h 40 N. Spruce *^ 

Woods James, iron store 18 N. College, h c Broad and Yauxhall CQ 

Woods Mrs. Jane, h 25 N. High g 

Woods R. S. mer h 17 N. Hiffh S- 



246 singleton's (ZOD) nashville 

4-3 Woodward J. F. photographer 50 N. Cherry 
« Woodward P. S. physician G8 N. Cherry 

Worley William, b h 76 Cedar 
Wright B. crockery h 148 S. Summer 





S Wright Miss Eliza, h 324 Jefferson 

^ Wright George A. saloon 76 N. College, h 148 S. Summer 

< Wright Mrs. J. h 30 N. High 

g Wright J. 0. h e s Lincoln al b S. Vine and High 

®^ Writher S. tailor h n s Ash b S. Summer and High 

. Wrightsman Daniel, coach mkr h 118 N. Cherry 
Wurnon Richard, carp h 56 N. Spruce 

'g Wyatt Mrs. Martha M. h S. Cherry nr Oak 

g Wyatt William, h e s Carroll b Pearl and Wharf av 

'B WYGUM & SEIPSL, Furniture, etc., 16 N. College 


5h Yager Henry, baker h Jefferson b High and Summer 

^ Yarbaugh T. J. saloon 10^ Deaderick 

Yarbrough Jefferson, grocer h S. College nr Hospital 

Yarbrough & Wright, carps 16 S. College 

p^ Yeatman H. T. mer h 25 N. High b Union and Cedar 

.^ Yeatman Mrs. Mary, h 32 S. Summer 

& Young E, brewer h c Ash and High 

^ Young M. h 116 N. Front 

^ Young Mrs. M. h Gay b College and Cherry 

® Young Mrs. M. W. h S. Summer b Oak and Mulberry 

|3 Young William, wood hauler h Market b Mulberry and Oak 

Rl York John, books and stationery 33 Union 

^ Zeulzschel C. J. h s w c Vine and S. Union 

« Zodiag M. clothier 105 N. College 











Barroic — North from Fatherland to Galhitin Pike, next east of Fill- o 


more. ^ 

Bass — East from Herman to Foster, next north of Gallatin Pike. o 

Bell or East — South-west from Water to Oldham, next north-west of (^ 

Stuart. (B 

Bienville — East from Foster to Brown, next north of Smiley. ^5 

Boscobel — East from Tulip to Priscilla Avenue, next south of Father- p" 

land. ^• 


Cheatham — East from Foster to Brown, next north of Georgia. ^ 

Gross — East from Oak to Tulip, next south of Shelby Avenue. ^ 

Eicing — South-west from Wetmore to Spring, next south-eaf<t of p 

Stuart. 5 

Fatherland — East from river, next south of Russell. t^ 

Fillmore — North from Fatherland to Sycamore, next east of river. ^ 

loster — North from Sevier to Bienville, next east of Minnick; north- ^ 

west from Bienville to Whitescreek Turnpike, next north-east of y 

Wetmore. ^ 

Gallatin Pike — East from river, next north of Woodland. » 

Georgia — East from Foster to Brown, next north of Gallatin Pike. °* 

Herman — North from Gallatin Pike to Oldham, next east of Oak. t^ 
Hickorij — North from Fatherland to Gallatin Pike, next east of 

Barrow. o" 

Hohson — North from Sevier to Gallatin Pike, next east of Foster. et 
Minnick — North from Sevier to Gallatin Pike, next east of Tulip. 

Oak — North from Cross to Sycamore, next east of Hickory. ^ 

Oldham — South-east from Short to Herman, next north of Sycamore. *-i 

Priseilla Avenue — North from Sevier to Gallatin Pike, next east of *^ 

Hobson. Ui 

Putnam — South-west from Spring to Oldham, between Bell and o 

Whitescreek Turnpike. % 

248 singleton's nashville 

■H Russell — East from Fillmore to Priscilla Avenue, next north of 
o Fatherland. 

§ Sevier — East from Minnick to Priscilla Avenue, next south of Wil- 
•rt hams. 

S Shelby Avenue — West from Priscilla Avenue to river, next south of 
r^ Boscobel. 

^ Smiley — East from Foster to Browu, next north of Cheatham. 
2 Spring — South-east from Whitescreek Turnpike to Gallatin Pike, 
^ next north of Oldham. 

Stuart — South-west from Foster to Spring, next south-east of Bell. 
^ Sycamore — East from Fillmore to Oak, next north of Gallatin Pike. 

TulijJ — North from Cross to Gallatin Pike, next east of Oak. 

Watson — West from Oak to river, between Fatherland and Shelby. 

Wetmore — South-east from Whitescreek Turnpike to railroad, next 
north-east of Spring. 

WhitescrceJc Turnpike — North from Sycamore, next east of river. 

Williams — East from Minnick to Priscilla Avenue, next south of 
Shelby Avenue. 

Woodlo.nd — East from river to Priscilla Avenue, next north of Kussell. 


Book and Job Printing 

tvoriier Church and Cherry Streets, 




the VERY NEATEST STYLE OF THE ART, all kinds and descriptions of 



In any Style oi* Oolorl 

In fact EVERY THING in the Printing Line, needed by Citizens or Soldiers! 

Having a Large and Elegant BINDERY connected with our Establish- 
ment, we are prepared to execute to order, in the BEST and 


S^^AU Orders sent by Mail will Receive Prompt Attention. "^8 \ 
@) . \^ ^^ (§)' 

^^ A.nB.«s BARRY, WINHAM & CO, 

|"m? i^iililisliers ol' the "I'rews 

; to^< NASHVILLE, TENN. „, 









Ainsworth Daniel, elk h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory CD 

Alevell Philip, dry goods h Russell b Barrow and Hickory cb 

Allison J. W. carp h c Russell and Priscilla avj oa 

Atkins Harvey, plasterer h Brown nr Whitescreek pike CC 

ALTMEYER C, Edgefield Bakery, c Woodward and Barrow P 



Barr James, cooper h c Spring and Stewart p 

Beach Hardin, plumber h Russell b Hickory and Oak p, 

BELL JAMES T., Local Editor Nashville Daily Press, h Gal- ^ 

latin pike b Tulip and Minnick 2 

Bell Liz, h Sycamore S 

Banson Wm. A. dry goods h Russell b Hickory and Oak y 

Blair T. S. agent h Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson p 

Blythe Wm. C. lab h Gallatin pike above Fillmore g 

Bostiek James, elk h c Fatherland and Hobson <? 

Boyd Wm. river captain h c Woodland and Tulip ^ 

Boyers John M. h Woodland b Hobson and Priscilla av |. 

Brien Carl D. atty h Russell b Hickory and Oak O 

Brien Wm. G. atty h Russell b Tulip and Minnick rt 
Britt N. B. plasterer h Whitescreek pike 

Brooks C. telegraph operator h Brown above Whitescreek pike tr 

Buchanan Wm. lab h VV^atson b Barrow and Hickory J^ 

Burgess Thos. G. mer h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory 
Burns James, elk h Sycamore nr Fillmore 
Burns Wm. saddlery h Sycamore below Fillmore 














Corner Woodland and Barrow Streets, 


*»^ <■♦ 

The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of Edge- 
field, that he is prepared to furnish Families, Merchants and Restau- 
rants, at prices as low as any establishment, 


And all articles usually kept in a first-class Bakery and Confectionery. 

-A.ntl I>ealex' in 

fOSFECTIOillilES M'll OEfflM Wmi PllOltE, 

Gallatin Pike, between Tulip and Minnick, 

♦ ■» ^1 » — ■ 

B@°'The highest market prices paid for Country Produce. 

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Campbell Robb, lab. h Russell b Foster and Hobson W 

Canfield J. B. blacksmith Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 9? 

Carlisle James, lab h Spring nr Bell t^ 

Carlisle Greo. W. carp Spring nr Bell, h. c Bell and Wetmore S 

Childs Edward, broker h c Spring and Stuart j^ 

Chowning M. P. carp h Spring above Bell W 

Clements Mrs. E. li Russell b Foster and Hobson |H 


COLEMAN J. Q,., Provision Store, c Gallatin pike and Minnick 

Coleman John, butcher h Fatherland b Hobson and Foster O 


Coleman John, h Bell below Wetmore Pt 


Collins Mrs. E. h Whitescreek pike (^ 

Collins Mrs. M. h Gallatin pike above Fillmore ' <D 

Conlon Moses, lab h Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson ^ 

Cooper Geo. b k h Watson b Barrow and Hickory CO 

Cornell John, blacksmith h Sycamore ^ 

Cooper John A. atty h Watson b Minnick and Foster O* 

Covington Wm. harness mkr h Woodland nr Priscilla av O 

Cowan John R. mer h Whitescreek pike on 

Croper Chas. tinsmith h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory S 

Crowdis James, elk h Sycamore below Fillmore P^ 

Crunk Tom. C. auctioneer h Russell b Hickoi-y and Oak fej 

Culley Robert, lab h Brown nr Whitescreek pike ^ 

Cunningham F. H. lumber mer h Russell b Minnick and Foster *" 

Cunningham John, h Spring b Pike and Bell tJ 

Cuzzort Geo. lab h Spring nr Bell ^ 





Dalton F. H. carp h Wetmore above Bell 
Dalton Robt. brick mason h Watson b Oak and Tulip 
Dalton Wm. bricklayer h Watson b Oak and Tulip 
Dard M. elk h Russell b Oak and Tulip 

Davis J. agent h Eussell b Barrow and Hickory ty 

Davis James, farmer h Whitescreek pike 2 

Davis John B. h Gallatin pike above Barrow *^ 

Davison E. L. mer h Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson C« 

Davison E. L. & Bro. (E. L. & I. E.) dry goods Gallatin pike b o 
Minnick and Foster «^ 

252 singleton's (GUT) nashville 

-M Dawson Thos. li Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 

O Dillon Cha's. R. mer h Woodland b Foster and 3Iinnick 

2 Dillon J. R. surveyor of customs h c Russell and Priscilla av 

.S Dockins R. C. grocer Whitescreek pike 

^ Dortcb J. Y. sboe mkr h Sycamore 

^ Douglas Henry, shoe mkr b Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 

<I Dunn Wilson, pilot b Spring below r r bridge 

« Dunkin Robt. painter h Watson b Barrow and Hickory 

CQ Dury Geo. portrait painter h Woodland nr Priscilla av 

° E 

^ Earhart A. R. blacksmith h Wetmore nr Bell 

,2 Egan Benj. F, steamboat captain h Spring above Bell 

^ Ellison G. h Whitescreek pike 

O Emery John, carp h Gallatin pike nr Fillmore 

jT Evans James W. elk h Woodland nr Priscilla av 


Farrar J. H. real estate agt h Gallatin pike above Fillmore 



f3 Farrel & Dortch, barbers Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 
Ph Farrow T. M. h Gallatin pike above Barrow 
-*f Fletcher L. N. carriacre smith h c Russell and Priscilla av 
j^ Flynn John, tailor h Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson 

Forhand G. B. lab h Whitescreek pike 

Foreman George, farmer h Whitescreek pike 

Freeman Mrs. M. A. h Gallatin pike b Hobson and Priscilla av 


p— I 


-M Gad James, elk h Russell b Hobson and Priscilla av 

P< Gates Wm. T. elk h Woodland b Hobson and Foster 

j^ Gavin Martin, lab h Brown nr Whitescreek pike 

^ Gibson N. huckster h Gallatin pike above Barrow 

^ Gilmore Patrick, lab h Fatherland b Hickory and Barrow 

pq Glenn Wm. A. atty h Woodland b Hobson and Foster 

^ Good Patrick, lab h Sycamore 

Graham James, lab h Bell below Wetmore 

W Gray W. S. drug store Gallatin pike opp Tulip 

05 Guthrie J. M. h Gallatin pike above Oak 




Hagerty J. elk h Woodland b Oak and Hickory ^ 

Haile M. V. B. printer h Sycamore below Fillmore H 

Haile J. H. huckster h Bell nr Brown S 

Haile G. B. stock driver b Whitescreek pike ^ 

Hall F.S. druggist h Watson b Barrow and Hickory W 

Hamby T. F. sboe mkr b Wbitescreek pike t^ 

Hardy Wm. W. lab b Fatberland b Oak and Hickory u 
Harlow Jobn, carp h Sycamore 

Howerton Cbris. barness mkr b Sycamore below Fillmore 
Hudson J. M. printer b Russel b Oak and Tulip 


Harper Mrs. S. b Bussell b Barrow and Hickory ^ 




HASSLOCK W. H., Druggist, b Woodland b Oak and Hickory 

Hawkins R. M. barness mkr b c Bell and Spring J^ 
HEARN WM., Sign Painter, h Faiberland b Hobson and Foster 
Herman E. A. pbysician b Woodland b Hickory and Barrow 
Hicks David farmer b Woodland b Hobson and Foster 

Hill A. T. watebman b Bell below Brown 2 

Hill E. H. grocer b Russell b Tulip and Minnick ® 

Hill Mrs. J. T. b Russell b Foster and Hobson *" 

Hill & Sbarpe (E. H. H. & J. M. S.) produce store Gallatin pike c g 

Tulip ^ 

Hollins R. S. mer h Sbelby av b Oak and Tulip ^ 

HORN J. H., Groceries and Family Supplies, Gallatin pike, b Tulip ^ 

and Minnick ™ 

Hurapbries Mrs. A. b Fatberland b Hobson and Foster g 

Hunt Wm. S. carriage mkr h Watson c Barrow 7iv 

Hunter Mrs. A. J. b Woodland nr Priscilla av O 

Hunter Jobn W. Edgetield Flour Mill, Spring below r r bridge Sgj 

Hunter Wm. saddler b Gallatin pike above Fillmore 2 

Hutcbinson K. lab b Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick tr* 

Hynes Wm. lab b Spring nr Bell Q 

Inman Pat. H. grocer b Brown nr Wbitescreek pike g 



254 singleton's (MAD) nashville 

I J 


g Jackson Thomas, saddler h Watson b Foster and Hudson 
^ James Monroe, h Bell above Brown 

Jenkins Wm. assessor h Woodland b Tulip and Oak 

Jettim Mrs. Annie, h Russell b Foster and Hobson 

Johnston R. carp h c Oak and Shelby av 
^ Jones , physician h Woodland b Hobson and Foster 

Josephs & Barthell (A. J. & J. P. B.), grocers c Gallatin pike and 
^ Tulip 

g Kelly John, lab h Sycamore 

2 Kelsey Wm. q. m. dept h Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick 

^ Kinniard R. mer h Woodland nr Priscella av 

•< Kirkham John, grocer h Whitescreek pike 

§ Kramer T. R. drugs and dry goods Whitescreek pike 

Latimer A. R. h Watson b Minnick and Foster 

Lanagan Samuel, lab h Spring above Bell 

Lary Reuben, blacksmith h Gallatin pike above Barrow 

Lawrence M. R. grocer c Gallatin pike and Tulip 

Leslie & Child, Mission School Fatherland b Tulip and Oak 

Leslie George, carriage mkr h Russell above Barrow 

Little A. lab h Gallatin pike opp Minnick 

Lohrum Chas. baker h Brown above Whitescreek pike 

LonghurstC. D. carriage mkr h Woodland b Minnick and Tulip 

Lovell J. W. river captain h Woodland b Minnick and Tulip 

Luckey Samuel, painter h Russell b Foster and Hobson 

Lucus Wm. H. grocer h Gallatin pike nr Tulip 

Lumsden James, mer h Sycamore below Fillmore 

Lyons T. D. h Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson 


Macarthy Martin, grocer h Whitescreek pike 

Macey Thomas, h Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick 

Madison Bill, lab h Whitescreek pike 



Maguire Patrick, lab h. Spring nr Bell Q 

Marks W. P. elk h Wetmore above Bell ^ 

Martin George, deputy sheriflF h Spring above Stuart W 

Matthews Joseph, druggist h Woodland c Tulip op 
McDonald A. h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory 
McClelland John, U. S. assessor h Woodland b Oak and Hickory 

McKin Matt, harness mkr h Spring above Bell ^ 

McClay Robert, saw mill h Gallatin pike nr Tulip S 

Millar , inspector h Spring above Bell tT* 

Millar Mrs. Eliza, h Spring above Bell -^"^ 
Millar R. & Bro. (R. M. & Wm. M.) grocers Bell below Wetmore W 

Minor Thomas, elk h Gallatin pike above Oak O^ 

Moggiana A. grocer Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick oa 

Molloy Patrick, grocer Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson t- 

Molloy Pat. lab h Sycamore 2 
Monaghan R. lab h Spring b Pike and Bell 
Moran Pat. lab h Gallatin pike above Fillmore 
Morgan W. H. shoe mkr h Gallatin pike opp Tulip 

Morrow John, mer h Watson b Barrow and Hickory § 

3Iorley Joh^n, tobacconist h Woodland b Oak and Hickory 2 
MOEEISON JAMES, Confectioner, h c Oak and Sycamore p 

Moss James, grocer h Bell below Brown p. 

Moss & Kirkham, gi'ocei's Whitesereek pike « 

Murray Wm. M. lab h Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 2 

Myers H. M. physician h Gallatin pike above Barrow w 





Nave Wm. huckster h Whitesereek pike 

Nicholson James M. lab h Bell above Bi-own ^ 

Noaks Mrs. h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory 

Norris Silas, carp h Whitesereek pike 

Norvel Peter lab h Sycamore 



Odnents I. lab h Wetmore c Stuart «^ 

O'Donnell James, grocer Gallatin pike b Hobson and Priscilla av ui 

O'Keefe M. huckster h Bell below Wetmore S 


Oleville L. elk h Woodland b Hobson and Foster 2^ 


256 singleton's (RUN") nashville 

+5 Olson C. grocer Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 

§ Orchard Benj. mer h Watson c Barrow 

° Ormsby T. elk b Gallatin pike b Hobson and Priscilla av 

Ottenville Francis, grocer h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory 
© Owen Geo. H. grocer h Russell b Minnick and Foster 


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W Pattison James, lab h Woodland b Oak and Hickory 

. Pendergast Mrs. Emily, grocer Gallatin pike b Foster and Hobson 
Pentecost Jas. F. h Shelby av c Oak . ^ 

'■^ Phillips W. W. grocer c Spring and Bell 

H Plummer H. P. h Woodland b Hobson and Foster 

•S Powell Thomas, h Russell b Foster and Hobson 

rt Powers J. h Brown nr Whitescreek pike 

Pratt Alex, lab h Brown nr Whitescreek pike 
Price Charles, livery stable, h Whitescreek pike 
^ Price E. shoe mkr Russell b Barrow and Hickory 
02 Priehard Wm. b k h Sycamore below^Fillmore 




Ragland John, dentist h Russell b Hickory and Oak 
Ramsey John, grocer h Woodland b Oak and Hickory 
^ Ramsey W. A. B. h Fatherland b Hobson and Foster 
^ Ranney Samuel, blacksmith h Whitescreek pike 
^ Ray H. grocer Sycamore 
^ Raymer A. T. physician h Whitescreek pike 

"cS Reese John M. grocer Gallatin pike nr Tulip, S Gallatin pike 
pj above Oak 

,^j Reid John, atty h c Oak and Shelby av 

f^ Richardson D. shoe mkr h Gallatin pike b Minnick and Foster 
es Ridenour John, h Whitescreek pike 

Robb M. H. S, grocer h Wetmore above Bell 
^ Roler Wm. painter h Gallatin pike above Barrow 
S Ross John, grocer Whitescreek pike ;^ 
^ Ruggels H. watch mkr h Fatherland b Oak and Hickory 
Rulong Jas. D. carp h c Gallatin pike and Oak 


PQ Runner B. M. elk h Spring above Bell 


Sanders M. T. h Gallatin pike above Oak 

Sanders W. T. & Co. grocers, etc. Woodland b Hickory and Barrow '^ 

Sandford L. banker h Shelby av ^ 

Schaurer J. P. cabinet mkr h Woodland b Tulip"and Oak ^ 

Severin A restaurant Gallatin pike above Tulip SSJ 

Sharpe George, h Fatherland b Hobson and Foster ^ 

Sharpe Franklin, huckster, h Whitescreek pike t^ 

Shelby N. physician Shelby av y 

Shietz Henry C. eng h nr Spring § 

Shirk & Co. (J. H. S. & L. Trimble) grocers Gallatin pike above Oak g 

Simmons W. H. elk h Watson b Barrow and Hickory 2* 

Sleeper Wm. q. m. dept h c Woodland and Priscilla av ^ 
Smith Samuel, mer h Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick 
Sorrels & Zanone (W. H. S. & Josh Z.), grocers Whitescreek pike 
Souter David, h c Woodland and Priscilla av 

SPITLER JOHN K., Grocer, Gallatin pike, b Tulip and Minnick g 

Spevey Thos. 11. agent h Russell b Foster and Hobson {§ 

Stanley JohnM. lab h Wetmore above Bell *" 

Stars Mrs. M. h Bell nr Wetmore § 

Stewart C. M. bk yard h Wetmore above Bell ^ 

Stewart James, grocer h Whitescreek pike ? 

Stockdale John, lab h Russell c Barrow 3^ 


T » 

Tatom R. h Gallatin pike above Fillmore *-i 


Trimble Rev. E. C. h Watson b Barrow and Hickory 




Thompson & Crunk (R. T. & J. J. C.), physicians Gallatin pike 

above Oak O 

Thompson Mrs. h Spring above Stuart Jjj 

Thornton Henry, mer h Gallatin pike above Oak ^ 

Thurstol John J. lab h Gallatin pike above Fillmore tT" 

Tockrel Mrs. Mary, h Gallatin pike above Barrow C5 





Vanduzen John, capt military telegraph h Russell b Barrow and o 



258 singleton's (YOR) nashville 


S Walker J. lab h Fatherland b Tulip and Oak 

'-P Walker Wm. E. b k he Sycamore and Fillmore 

« Weakley G-. T. & W. J. dry goods, etc. Gallatin pike b Minnick 

''3 and Foster 

Weiu Thos. elk h Watson b Minnick and Foster 


§ White John P. elk h Russell b Tulip and Minnick 
White L. C. h Whitescreek pike 
White Mrs. 0. Gallatin pike above Oak 
White Richard, h Woodland b Hobson and Priscilla av 
Whiting Miss H. h Whitescreek pike 
Whitman 0. h Wetmore above Bell 
Williams Z. lab h Spring below r r bridge 
Williamson G. K. physician h Gallatin pike above Oak 
Woodford J. S. lab h Spring nr Bell 
Wright Mrs. Ann, Russell h b Oak and Tulip 
Wright John, h Woodland b Hobson and Priscilla av 
Wynne Wm. G. carriage mkr h Gallatin pike b Tulip and Minnick 


York John, mer h Spring above Bell 


JL T ^ B L E 



Inland Bills of Exchange, Eeceipts, Etc, Etc. 

thereof 05 

Every additional $500 or part , 50 









Promissory Notes, Drafts and Bills of Exchange (except o 

Bank Notes, Checks, etc.), not exceeding $100 $0 05 CD 

Every additional or part of |100 05 p 

Foreign Bills oftExchange, for every |100 02 ^ 

Receipts of Money — any sum over $25 02 

Of Goods or Merchandise for Foreign Export 10 

Agreement, Contract and Appraisement — each sheet or part ^ 


Bank Check, or any Money Order payable at sight, over $10 02 O 

Certificate of Deposit, $100 or less 02 p 

" " over $100 05 o" 

Deed, or Conveyance of Real Estate — oa 

Value over $100 and not over $500 50 ^ 

Value over $500 and not over $1,000 1 00 O 


Charter Party— O 

Less than 150 tons 1 00 <^^ 

150 to 300 tons 3 00 ^ 

300 to 600 tons 5 00 Q 

Over 600 tons 10 00 O 

Bill Sale Vessel— 3 

Not exceeding $500 50 

$500 to $1,000 1 00 

Each additional $500, or part 50 3 




260 singleton's business directory. 

To Receive Dividends, Interest or Rent 25 

§ To Sell or Lease Real Estate, and other acts not named 1 00 

g To Vote by Proxy 10 

g For Other Purposes 50 

tg For Protest of Note, Draft, etc 25 

« Mortgage on Personal Bonds, for the security of any sum from 

^ $100 to $500 50 

<J For every additional $500 50 

o Insurance— Marine, Fire and Inland — 

{^ Each Policy Premium, not exceeding $10 10 

Over $10 and less than $50 25 

^ Exceeding $50 50 

Ijeases — when rent is $300 or less 50 

tj3 For each additional $300, or part of the same 50 

§ Writs— 

fl For commencement of Suit in any Court of Record 50 

^ When amount claimed is $100 or over, not in a Court of Record .... 50 

Writs or process of appeals to a Court of Record 50 

Warrant of Distress, when amount claimed does not exceed $100... 25 

When it does exceed $100 50 

Weigher's Returns, not exceeding 5,000 pounds 10 

Exceeding 5,000 pounds 25 

Medicines or Preparations, when the Package does not exceed 25 

cents in retail value 01 

When such value is over 25 cents, and does not exceed 50 cents ... 02 

When over 50 cents, and does not exceed 75 cents 03 

When such retail value is over 75 cents, and not over $1 04 

For each additional 50 cents, or part thereof 02 

The same rates apply to Perfumery, Cosmetics, Essences, etc. 

Matches— For each 100 01 

For each additional 100, or part of the same 01 

Photographs, Ambrotypes, Daguerreotypes, and other Sun 

Retailing at 25 cents each, or less 02 

Over 25 cents and not over 50 cents 03 

Over 50 cents and not over $1 05 

Over $1, for each additional $1, or fraction thereof 05 

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