Date added: 13.4.2015
The only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents--including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diaryMoreThe only state designated by Congress as a Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee witnessed more than its share of Civil War strife. This collection taken from primary documents--including newspaper accounts, official reports, journal and diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters--offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the Volunteer State.Some of the topics included are Shiloh, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Stones River, Union City, Murfreesboro, slaves, United States Colored Troops, zinc coffins, smuggling, general orders, special orders, cyprians, prostitutes and prostitution, secession, secessionist, abolition, abolitionism, committee of public safety, committee of public vigilance, Nathan Bedford Forrest, U. S. Grant, Albert Sidney Johnston, fall of Nashville, Unionists, Texas Rangers, whisky, provost marshal, R. H. Milroy, amphibious assault, Linden, John Beatty, U.S. Navy, Army of Tennessee, Army of the Cumberland, Beersheba Springs, Cherokee Indians, churches, John Wilkes Booth, Clarksville, Cleveland, Columbia, C.S. Navy, guerrillas, Bulls Gap, conscription, cuckhold, Cumberlanld Mountains, Fayetteville, Emancipation Proclamation, Jackson, Madison County, Lucy Virginia French, Jews, gender confusion, Gideon J. Pillow, Fort Pillow, massacre, juvenile crime, delinquency, refugees, religion, education, R. V. Richardson, Sol Street, Tennessee Baptist, ship building, hospitals, small pox, spies, murder, substitutes, public health, Vampires, Fort Donelson, Isham G. Harris, Amanda McDowell, Negroes, the poor, oath of allegiance, poetry, Island No. 10, opiates, John C. Spence, Secret Police, secret unionist societies, Old Glory, Franklin, Lincoln County, Bells Mill Bend, J. J. Reynolds, Jefferson C. Davis, Mary L. Pearre, Elvira Powers, blood hounds, Maury County, Rutherford County, Shelby County, McMinnville, John Bell Hood, state penitentiary, wages, Lew Wallace, Tullahoma Campaign, Gallatin, Lebanon, morphine, volunteers, armament production, embalming, Hamilton County, Hancock County, price inflation, female soldiers, partisans, bush-whackers, dogs, George Hovey Cadman, Kate Cumming, Cumberland River, bare knuckle fighting, barbers, skirmish, action, engagement, reconnaissance, battle, Anderson Eliza Ray Fain, Smoky Row, Pittsburg Landing, Plum Run Bend, and free Negroes. Tennessee in the Civil War: Selected Contemporary Accounts of Military and Other Events, Month by Month by James B. Jones Jr.