Tennessee Civil War Battlefields

GISExploring Tennessee Civil War Battlefields

Online and On the Road

         The “Tennessee Civil War GIS Project.”

 Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, battlefield preservationists, students, teachers, re-enactors, and anyone interested in Civil War history can explore hundreds of engagements and battles, pinpointed with aerial photography and modern map layers; and link to narratives from the Official Records, Tennessee Regiment Unit histories, census records, original maps, diaries, photographs and hundreds of historic photos. This is the first-of-its kind statewide program in the country!

GISExplore Tennessee’s Civil War history through an interactive web-based map:

Partners in the project providing grants and expertise have been TCWPA, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, MTSU’s Laboratory for Spatial Technology, the American Battlefield Protection Program, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee

DiaryA legacy of Tennessee’s commemoration of the  150th anniversary of the Civil War, the “Looking Back” project brought Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) teams of archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee where they digitally copied and assisted in the preservation of privately-owned Civil War era manuscripts, artifacts and photographs.

ShoeDigital copies of these items are now part of a virtual exhibit. Today you can view many of these fascinating items online: