Nelson: Marking the three Civil War battles of Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 20, 2019 11:09 AM CT | Published: August 20, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

The city was the site of two battles during the Civil War, but the worst one came afterward.


Civil War First Battle of Memphis Memphis Massacre Second Battle of Memphis Shelby Foote


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