Tennessee in the Civil War
Selected Contemporary Accounts of Military and Other Events, Month by Month
About the Book
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 diary entries, gunboat deck logs and letters—offers rare glimpses of the Civil War as it unfolded in the Volunteer State.
Arranged chronologically from April 1861 to April 1865, the accounts chronicle some of the numerous smaller skirmishes of the war and address a variety of topics critical to the civilian population, including health issues, politics, anti-Semitism, inflation, welfare, commodities speculation, refugees, African Americans, Native Americans, and the war’s effect on women.
These informative accounts go beyond the customary emphasis on famous generals and big battles to illustrate how the Civil War impacted the lives of those everyday soldiers and Tennessee citizens whose history has become marginalized.
About the Author(s)
Compiled by James B. Jones, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
Table of Contents
Tennessee and the Civil War 3
The Days of the War 9
Book Reviews & Awards
“quite readable and interesting…many valuable nuggets…an excellent tool for teachers in the Volunteer State…unique…highly recommended”—Civil War News; “recommended”—ARBA; “invaluable…with this book, Jim Jones and McFarland have performed a real service for the Civil war community”—North & South; “this tome is a major contribution to Tennessee Civil War history, presenting it in a robust and unique fashion that is factually informative, thought provoking and at intervals genuinely entertaining…essential reading”—The Courier.