Tennessee Civil War Trails

Civil War Tour of Tennessee

Tennessee\'s Civil War tale is one of divided loyalties, crucial battles, and the wide-reaching devastation of \"total war.\" Throughout the state, citizens were completely immersed in the economic, social, and physical effects of the conflict, subject to violence and terror, disease and malnutrition, heartbreak and loss, and military rule by both sides.

In these years of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Tennessee\'s landscape still contains many powerful reminders of conflict, from battlefields and monuments in places such as Shiloh and Chattanooga, to the stories of staggering devastation in Franklin and Stones River, to the sites along the Civil War Trails stretching from Memphis to the Tri-Cities.

Tennessee is the only national heritage area to encompass an entire state. The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (TCWNHA) tells the whole story of America\'s Greatest Challenge, 1860-1875, through Civil War and Reconstruction-era sites and resources across the state. The trail stops throughout the state tell the story from many viewpoints.

The TCWNHA, administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, represents a partnership-based effort to preserve, enhance, interpret, and promote the legacy of the Civil War and its aftermath in Tennessee. For more information on Civil War Trails in Tennessee, please visit:


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