Fort Negley was a stronghold worked by Union troops after the catch of Nashville, Tennessee amid the American Civil War, found roughly 2 miles south of the downtown area. It was the biggest inland fortress worked in the United States amid the war. Once Confederate powers were directed in February, 1862, from Forts Henry and Donelson , Confederate leaders chose that any further exertion in the barrier of Nashville would be inconsequential, and they surrendered any endeavor to keep Nashville behind their lines. It was very quickly possessed by Union powers, who quickly started arrangements for its guard. The biggest of the strongholds raised was Fort Negley, a star-formed limestone piece structure on St. Cloud Hill, south of the city. The development of the fortress was managed by Captain James St. Clair Morton.