The Cumberlands’ New Grounds

During the spring and summer of 1866, the Cumberland Club of Nashville had been playing at Fort Gillem in North Nashville, where Fisk University is today. But in August, when the South Nashville Street Railroad was completed, they moved to a grounds at the terminus of that line, which I believe is somewhere near 4th and Chestnut in today’s Nashville. As for the reason for the change in venue, I have seen in another source the explanation that Fort Gillem was too far to walk on a hot day.

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