America’s Civil War was fought in towns and on farms of Tennessee. Armies devastated the state, battling for control of Tennessee’s rivers, critical arteries to the Deep South. Control over major roads and mountain passes were the focus of considerable military effort. Last to secede from the Union, June 1861, our Volunteer State was first to successfully complete reunification, readmitted to the Union at war’s end.
Tennessee’s Civil War battles place the entire state as a Civil War National Heritage Area. You will find historic homes and museums, battlefields and attractions that bring the past to life. Enjoy driving tours and historic trails that carry you along on an historic Tennessee adventure.