hundred yards of the national line: this work was admirably situated on a prominence known as Montgomery Hill
, commanding the Granny White road.
On the national side, Thomas
had placed Steedman
on the extreme left; Wood
, with the Fourth corps, was at the centre, in front of Montgomery Hill
; and A. J. Smith
had the right.
was held in reserve, ready to support the left of Wood
, and the cavalry, which had hitherto guarded the flanks, was now massed on the right of Smith
The interior works were manned by quartermasters' employes, so that all the enlisted troops of the command could be put into action.
's infantry was now fifty-five thousand strong; Hood
's, about twenty-two thousand.
The national cavalry in front of Nashville
numbered twelve thousand men; the rebel, seventeen hundred.1