Fourteen Days of Waiting Book

By Mark Brown

with Production and Layout by Grace Mohs


Fourteen Days of Waiting: Belmont Mansion Before the Battle of Nashville

The Battle of Nashville, which occurred on December 15 and 16, 1864, effectively ended the Civil War in the Western theater. Belmont Manson was the scene for many preparations for this battle during its occupation by the 4th Corps of the Federal Army.

This publication tells the detailed story of the fourteen days leading up to the Battle of Nashville at Belmont Mansion. The booklet includes archival photographs and illustrations, a detailed list of General Thomas J. Wood’s staff at Belmont during the occupation, an index of Regiments in the 4th Corps, and transcripts of original documents.


Belmont Mansion Press

Nashville, TN


Paperback, 17 pages, with color illustrations

Dimensions: 8.5"h x 5.5"w x 0.13"d



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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk