Edgefield sat across the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville and was a spot constantly used by Federal troops to camp within short distance of the city.

Artist Giers, Carl, 1828-1877 — Photographer
Title N.E. Nashville, showing Cumberland River and Edgefield, Tenn.
Date Created: ca. 1870.Coverage: [ca. 1870].Digital item published 3-9-2006; updated 2-13-2009.

Source: NYPL

This lithograph, made in 1864, shows the camp of the 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.