1020 Jackson Hill Road
Burns, TN 37029
In May 1864, the Nashville and Northwestern Military Railroad was completed. The Federal high command hoped that the new line, running from the Tennessee River to Nashville, would provide safer and more effective transportation than either the hazardous navigation of the Cumberland River or the vulnerable Louisville and Nashville Railroad. This new supply route quickly became the target of mounted guerrilla raids.
- A new military railroad was built to provide safer transport of supplies.