If you have ancestors from Tennessee and especially if they were in the state during the American Civil War, you are in luck. The online site ‘Tennessee4Me‘ has a great deal of information and some photos related to those during the 1860s in Tennessee.
There is a search box in the upper right corner that can help you get started with a town’s name or a family surname. Look over the listing to the left side of the different topics.
It covers about battles during the war, life of a soldier and Tennessee during the Reconstruction era. Tennessee was not solely a Confederate state. There is the story of women involved in the war effort. There was Sarah Thompson who was born in Greene County in East Tennessee and became a Union spy. She delivered messages to Union officials regarding the Confederate military and led over five hundred loyal East Tennesseans to the north in order to join the Union Army.
Go to the Home Page of Tennessee4Me and there are the other historic eras for the territory / state over the decades. The time line really helps you follow events in the state. There are numerous links each with details of that period in time, along with documents and photos.
Photos: Civil War-TN-Rutledge’s Tenn Rifles, CSA; early 1800s View of Memphis and Downtown Chattanooga-1900.
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