Visit the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island
A visit here will teach you all you want to know about the part played by the Mississippi River in the Civil War.
Tour the Spring Hill Battlefield
Spring Hill, Tennessee
The actions at Spring Hill contributed significantly to the disaster that befell Hood's army at Franklin.
Visit the Hornets Nest at Shiloh
This place witnessed some of the most intense fighting of the Civil War.
See Fort Rosecrans
The remains of the immense fortress William Rosecrans' around Murfreesboro are remarkably well-preserved.
Visit the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
At this park named for the legendary Confederate cavalryman, visitors can learn in depth the operations that occurred around Johnsonville.
Visit the Belle Meade Plantation
The Belle Meade plantation played a key role in the December 1864 Battle of Nashville and is simply beautiful, to boot.
Visit the Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill
Standing here, you can get into Hood's mindset just before the ill-fated Confederate attacks on the federal position.
Visit the Davis Bridge Battlefield
Also known as Hatchie's Bridge, this was the final battle of the Corinth-Iuka Campaign, when Confederate Gen. Van Dorn escaped with his army intact.
Visit the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
The Lincoln Library and Museum is home to one of the biggest and most complete Lincoln and Civil War collections in the United States.
Visit the Tennessee River Museum
Learn all about the prominent role the mighty Tennessee River played in the Civil War.
See Chattanooga's National Cemetery
This final resting place of Union soldiers killed in the numerous battles and skirmishes also offers a splendid view of Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain.
Visit the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
See the home and final resting place of Lincoln's successor.
Tour the absolutely beautiful and historic Shiloh National Cemetery
Shiloh was the scene of more casualties in two days than had been suffered in all previous American wars up to that point. Its cemetery is one of most beautiful in the United States.
Visit the McGavock Confederate Cemetery
McGavock is the largest private Confederate cemetery in the country.
See the place that made U.S. Grant famous: Fort Donelson
See where U.S. Grant earned the moniker of "Unconditional Surrender" Grant and how he gained the admiration of a nation desperate for heroes.
Visit Fallen Timbers
See where Nathan Bedford Forrest opposed William T. Sherman after the Battle of Shiloh.
See Fort Henry
The capture of Fort Henry opened the door for Ulysses S. Grant to begin his rapid rise to the top.
Stand where General Albert Sidney Johnston died
A devastating blow that resulted in the loss of the Confederacy's highest ranking general in the field, visit the tablet placed on the spot where Johnston bled to death.
See another Slaughter Pen at Stones River
See where the Union made its stubborn stand amidst the limestone rocks of the Slaughter Pen.
Visit the Rippavilla Plantation
Spring Hill, Tennessee
This home on the Spring Hill Battlefield has been restored to its 1860s appearance, contains original family antiques and hosts a number of fascinating artifacts.
Walk Grant's Last Line at Shiloh
Walking this line shows that Grant was very busy during the first day's fighting -- assembling a nearly impregnable line of defense.
Stand atop Chattanooga's heights
Stand on Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge and try to understand how Grant captured all of them.
Visit the Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum
A beautifully restored building, Confederate John Bell Hood made his headquarters here in December 1864.
Tour the most pristine of the National Military Parks -- Shiloh
Not all that much has changed at Shiloh since 1862.
Tour the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield
Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee
It is absolutely critical to see where Forrest, with enemy in front and rear, ordered,"Charge 'em both ways."
Explore bullet-riddled history at the Carter House
Visit the home and its simple outbuildings, including the most bullet-riddled historic structure on American soil, where the Battle of Franklin reached its bloody conclusion. A sad family tale awaits you there.
Visit the Fort Pillow State Historic Site
Fort Pillow was the scene of one of the darkest and most controversial episodes of the Civil War.
Visit Fraley Field at Shiloh
This is where the battle with unimaginable casualties started.
Stand on Carnton's porch -- where four generals lay dead
The setting of Robert Hicks's "Widow of the South," Carnton Plantation was a battlefield, a hospital, and a burial ground.
Visit Fort Granger
Union artillery at Fort Granger raked the Confederate flank during Hood's charge.
Visit the Battles for Chattanooga Museum
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
The battles of Chattanooga come to life on an electronic map at this museum.
Take the Battle of Nashville Tour
The Battle of Nashville was one of the last major battles of the war, and effectively signalled the demise of the once-proud Army of Tennessee
Visit Cherry Mansion
Cherry Mansion was Grant's headquarters before the Battle of Shiloh. He was there when the battle began.
Visit the Mount Olivet Cemetery
Mount Olivet is the final resting place of fifteen hundred Confederate soldiers, as well as a number of generals and former governors.
Visit the Dover Hotel (Surrender House)
The hotel was Confederate headquarters during the battle and a Union hospital in the aftermath. Grant and Buckner worked out the details of the surrender of Fort Donelson here.
Visit Fort Donelson National Cemetery
The cemetery at Fort Donelson is the final resting place of 670 Union soldiers, including fourteen U.S.C.T.
See the Hazen Brigade Monument
Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee
Constructed in 1863, the Hazen Brigade Monument at the Stones River battlefield is the oldest intact Civil War monument in the country.
- Explore bullet-riddled history at the Carter House
- See another Slaughter Pen at Stones River
- See Chattanooga's National Cemetery
- See Fort Henry
- See Fort Rosecrans
- See the Hazen Brigade Monument
- See the place that made U.S. Grant famous: Fort Donelson
- Stand atop Chattanooga's heights
- Stand on Carnton's porch -- where four generals lay dead
- Stand where General Albert Sidney Johnston died
- Take the Battle of Nashville Tour
- Tour the absolutely beautiful and historic Shiloh National Cemetery
- Tour the most pristine of the National Military Parks -- Shiloh
- Tour the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield
- Tour the Spring Hill Battlefield
- Visit Cherry Mansion
- Visit Fallen Timbers
- Visit Fort Donelson National Cemetery
- Visit Fort Granger
- Visit Fortress Rosecrans
- Visit Fraley Field at Shiloh
- Visit the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
- Visit the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
- Visit the Battles for Chattanooga Museum
- Visit the Belle Meade Plantation
- Visit the Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill
- Visit the Davis Bridge Battlefield
- Visit the Dover Hotel (Surrender House)
- Visit the Fort Pillow State Historic Site
- Visit the Hornets Nest at Shiloh
- Visit the McGavock Confederate Cemetery
- Visit the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island
- Visit the Mount Olivet Cemetery
- Visit the Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
- Visit the Rippavilla Plantation
- Visit the Tennessee River Museum
- Visit the Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum
- Walk Grant's Last Line at Shiloh
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