History and Genealogy

Looking Back:The Civil War in Tennessee Events

Staff of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) are hitting the state’s highways and byways in search of Civil War memorabilia. Please check this site often, as communities will be added to the schedule for the duration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. Local archives and libraries should contact project staff at civilwar.tsla@tn.gov if they would like to host a scanning event.

About Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015), the Tennessee State Library and Archives is sending teams of archivists and conservators across the state of Tennessee to document and preserve Civil War-era materials. Thus far, the team has digitized thousands of original items that have rarely been viewed by the public. Digital copies of these documents and artifacts, representing the rich Civil War heritage of Tennessee families, have now become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war in Tennessee. The Library and Archives staff continues to make visits to counties across the state, so please check back regularly in order to view new items.


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