Dr. Eleanor Fleming - Fort Negley Descendants Project Oral History
Born and raised in Williamson County, Dr. Eleanor Fleming grew up with the history of the Civil War alive around her. The salutatorian of her graduating class at Battle Ground Academy, Dr. Fleming remembers the cannons and cannon balls that decorated the campus. It would take 21 years for her to learn of her family’s connection to the war. Thanks to a series of tweets, Dr. Fleming is proud that her family’s past includes Fort Negley. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, and East Tennessee University, she is a dental epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While she currently lives in Washington, DC, Franklin, Tennessee will always be her home.