Civil War Era Federal Stockade at the Little Harpeth River Bridge
A garrisoned stockade fort protected an important railroad bridge here from Confederate raiders for most of the Civil War. On March 25, 1863, Confederate Cavalry General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the main Federal garrison at Brentwood Station. As his troops moved the prisoners and captured supply wagons west to cross the Little Harpeth, he led a second column south to capture the Federal garrison and the railroad bridge just north of today's Concord Road. After a brief firefight, the garrison surrendered. The Federal Army later replaced the stockade with a strong earthen Fort at the bridge.