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Johnsonville State Historic Park

90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville, TN 37134, USA  | More on: Johnsonville »

On the afternoon of November 4th, 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Johnsonville from across the Tennessee River.  At 2:00 p.m., a heated artillery exchange commenced as Forrest's artillery fired upon anchored Union vessels and supplies piled alongside the river front.  Fearing capture, Johnsonville's commander, Colonel Charles R. Thompson, ordered the burning of naval transports docked at the wharf.  The fire quickly spread and consumed most of the depot's building.  That evening, Forrest withdrew by the light of the buring depot.  Today, the park hosts a museum and offers a variety of interpretive tools.


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Take I-40 to Exit 143, take Hwy 13 north for 13 miles, take Hwy 70 West to New Johnsonville, and then follow the signs to the park.

Visitor Services

Gift Shop, Public Restrooms, Trails, Museum, Information, Handicapped Access

Regular Events

Anniversary of Battle of Johnsonville in November. Living history in summer months.

Available Interpretation

Brochures, waysides, living history, DVD-Battle of Johnsonville.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Monday-Sunday: 8:00am-Sundown


(931) 535-2789

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