Battle above the clouds After dawn, Lookout Mountain's unique shape and location can experience fog descending from the cooler mountaintop to the valley below, stopping about halfway down. And, so it happened November 24, 1863. Learn about the battle fought on the slopes
Battle of Franklin Near Lotz House, Union Brigadier General Emerson Opdycke led a counterattack, turning the tide, saving the Federal position. Step into fine antiques, decorative arts and Civil war artifacts at Lotz House
A gristmill and a hero Sgt. Alvin C. York, Tennessee backwoods marksman, received many medals for his legendary World War I exploits in shattering the German line in France's Argonne Forest. Experience Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
Tennesseans at War
Tennessee was a battlefield, immersed in the chaos and terror of total war. Reminders of that painful and historic time are all around us.
America's Civil War was fought in towns and on farms of Tennessee. Crisscrossing armies lay incredible devastation to the state, 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.