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Tour Of Historic Fort Negley

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Hidden : 12/17/2004
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Because this is a very special place to me, I am giving a first to find award of a new Digital Camera, Digitrex # FS-1350Y digital camera to the first person to sign the log book.

Woooo Hoooo Firestone gets the Digital Camera

Fort Negley reopened to the public this month for the first time after 60 years of neglect. The fort, built in 1862, was the largest and most important fortification built by Union troops occupying Nashville during the Civil War.

You could have lived here all your life and never been to the Fort, now is your chance to visit and enjoy the rich history of the area, look at this as an Adventure not a cache hunt.

As a very young lad ignoring the signs and gate that closed the fort and visiting it when we were kids. ''Not only did I trespass myself, I trespassed with all my “BUDDYS“,'' It has changed a great deal in 40 years, come get all the history you can stand.

All of the Waymarks are in the closes order, and the shortest way around stay on the designated roads and paths. Do NOT go around or over any of the barricades they are there for a reason. Once inside the fort stay to your left. Also please do not climb on anything.

As you are walking from one Waymark to another take the numbers and keep a running total until after you have done Waymark #20.

If the answer is a year like 1856 then your number would be 1,856

After you are done with the Waymarks multiply that total number times 4, then subtract 13,008 for the final number. You will end up with a six digit number, use it like this ABC,DEF

Replace them here N 36 08.ABC W 86 46.DEF this is where the log book and cache is at a plastic jo-tote is located d

Waymark #1      N36 08.604 W86 46.525  
                Using the labor of slaves and free blacks how many cubic feet of stone was
                used to build the largest masonry fortification in North America ?_______

                How many hinges are on the main interpretive board? _______  

                How many “V” blocks are in front of the interpretive board? ________

Waymark #2      N36 08.637 W86 46.470   
                The distance between Ft Donelson and Nashville was how many miles?___

Waymark #3      N36 08.676 W86 46.437   
                What year did he resigned from the Union army? _________

Waymark #4      N36 08.707 W86 46.401    
                In what year was he appointed military governor of Tennessee? ______ 

Waymark #5      N36 08.722 W86 46.393  
                What year was he promoted to chief engineer of the Union army?______

Waymark #6      N36 08.746 W86 46.408
                What was his age year when he run away from home? _______

Waymark #7      N36 08.761 W86 46.435   
                In what year did he flee to the north? ______

Waymark #8      N36 08.762 W86 46.458     
                How many men were officially enrolled as laborers ? _______

Waymark #9      N36 08.728 W86 46.495    
                How many entrances went into the fort? _______

Now go to your left inside the fort

Waymark #10     N36 08.738 W86 46.469     
                How many 64-pound guns were there ? ______

                How many 32-pound smoothbore were there ? ______

                By  what year was the artillery upgraded to the 30 iron forged Parrott gun ? ______
                How much did the new gun weight ? _______
                What year did John H Ferguson do his sketch of Fort Negley? _______

Waymark #11     N36 08.733 W86 46.455   
                How old was the Sergeant from Scotland ? ______

Waymark #12     N36 08.708 W86 46.456     
                What is the combined length of the bastions walls ? _______

Waymark #13     N36 08.715 W86 46.484   
                What is the model on canteen pictured ? ______

                What was the date it was found ? _______
After this stop if you would like find three benchmarks,
this would be the time, they are NEGLEY, NEGLEY RM 1 and 
NEGLEY RM 2 they will give you a clue to one of my puzzle 

Waymark #14     N36 08.690 W86 46.473    
                Trees located within the stockade were use for how may purposes ? _____

                How many Cisterns did they have for water ? _______

Waymark #15     N36 08.694 W86 46.520    
                When was Fort Huston renamed ? _______

Waymark #16     N36 08.705 W86 46.513     
                How many companies did the commander of the Union Army of the
                Cumberland ordered to man Fort Negley ? ______

There should be another cache real close by you now GCM77J by Southpaw

Waymark #17      N36 08.690 W86 46.499    
                How many color bearers lost their lives ? _______

                 The U.S.C.T. Thirteenth TN suffered how many casualties ? _______

                 Out of how many men in the thirteenth ? _______

                 After Peach Orchard Hill, The Confederates suffered 4,400 
                 casualties and the Union had how many ? _______   

Waymark #18    N36 08.724 W86 46.497      
                How many steamships were dispatched ? ______

                How many tons did they carry ? ______

Waymark #19     N36 08.693 W86 46.570    
                How many men worked on the WPA project at a cost of $84,000 ? ______

Please take the rock stairs to your right to the next Waymark

Waymark #20     N36 08.736 W86 46.581     
                How many blacks aided in the defeat of the Confederates ? ______

                How many fortification did they help build around Nashville ? _______

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