We ventured back down in the heart of Nashville to Bicentennial Capitol Mall to check out the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains. Can you tell how much fun Sydney had playing in the water??
In the Spring of 1862, Nashville became the first Confederate state capital to fall to Union forces. As the Union army took control, it established camps around the State Capitol building, including in this area we were standing in (pictured below). During the Civil War, it served as a recreational field for Union Soldiers. These men, in turn, introduced the northern version of baseball to local residents. Union officers encouraged baseball games among their soldiers because they reduced the boredom of camp life and kept the men in a competitive spirit.
We found a baseball league playing a game in the spirit of the 1800's, a reenactment of baseball in Civil War Nashville. What a neat experience!