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Gone Under is your illustrated guide to the gravesites of the famous personages of Nashville history: U.S. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk, city founder James Robertson, pioneer hunter Kasper Mansker, Confederate generals, governors and mayors, and captains of industry at historic cemeteries such as City Cemetery, Mount Olivet, and National Cemetery. Fully illustrated with 122 black-and-white photos and indexed, Gone Under covers more than a dozen historic cemeteries, most of them fully mapped with marked gravesites, and descriptions of more than 220 personages, one hundred of them famous country music stars such as Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, Marty Robbins, Charlie Louvin, Ernest Tubb, Porter Wagoner, and Tammy Wynette. Special features highlight Medal of Honor recipients, the U.S. Colored Troops of the Civil War, and the unknown soldier buried recently in Franklin. Inside you will learn about a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, the architect entombed in the State Capitol, the man who named the flag Old Glory, the songstress who wrote “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” the major leaguer who pitched 27 consecutive full games, the riverboat captain who built the Ryman Auditorium, and much much more.
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Mark Zimmerman resides in Nashville, Tennessee and writes about U.S. history and historical sites. He loves reading, digital photography, graphic design, travel, and tromping the grounds. He is the author of Guide to Civil War Nashville. He is a member of the Tennessee Historical Society, Civil War Trust, and many other historical and preservation groups.
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