BATTLE OF NASHVILLE SITES
The Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
Downtown Presbyterian Church
DPC in downtown Nashville served as a hospital for woulned soldiers during the Battle of Nashville. It’s unique history and architecture have made it a Nashville landmark.
This historic homplace served as headquarters for Gen. John Bell Hood prior to the Battle of Nashville. Also contains information on the Tennessee Antebellum Trail sites.
Belle Meade Plantation
Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, open for public tours. Battle of Nashville site and world-renown 1800s thoroughbred horse farm.
Magnificent antebellum mansion once owned by the richest woman in America. Now open for public tours. Meeting place of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society.
Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission
Sunnyside at Sevier Park
3000 Granny White Pike
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
150 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219
Nashville Visitor Information Center
Located in the Glass Tower at the new Nashville Arena, 5th & Broadway. From
I-40, take Broadway Exit (209A). From I-65 and I-24, take Shelby Avenue Exit (84). Follow the signs downtown to the arena.
“Guide to Civil War Nashville”
A 76-page book published by BONPS which takes you on a 50-mile 25-site tour of the battlefield and tells the story of Tennessee’s capital city during the war years. Included are a set of detailed battle maps not to be found elsewhere. To order, click here.
Tennessee Dept. of Tourist Development
320 Sixth Ave. N., Fifth Floor, Rachel Jackson Bldg., Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-8299 or (615) 741-2159
Call (800) 462-8366 for 145-page Tennessee Vacation Guide
Tennessee Historical Commission
2941 Lebanon Rd.
Nashville, TN 37243-0442
The Tennessee Historical Society
War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
P.O. Box 293029
Nashville, TN 37229-3029
O.R., Journal of the Fourth Army Corps
November 14, 1864 – January 23, 1865
Well-known historian, author and sought-after speaker who is heavily involved in the Sesquicentennial. See references to his recent work at http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/12/civil.war.strange/index.html
The Carter House
National Historic Landmark in Franklin, TN, site of the 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Carter House serves as the interpretive center for the battle and features a museum, video presentation and guided tours.
Historic Carnton Plantation
Following the bloody Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864, wounded soldiers were treated at this antebellum mansion. Reportedly, four Confederate generals were laid out on the back porch. Nearby is the McGavock Confederate cemetery, one of the largest in the nation.
The Lotz House Museum
Reopened by BONPS member J.T. Thompson. Located in Franklin, TN, this house museum features artifacts and antiques from the Battle of Franklin, the Civil War, and the Western Frontier. Open to the public. Read Brochure.
Organized in 2005, Franklin’s Charge is dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefields in Williamson County, Tennessee, and to educating the public about Civil War events occurring in Middle Tennessee. The organization has sought to bring together all preservation groups operating in Williamson County.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE SITES
Friends of Stones River Battlefield
Organization to preserve the Battle of Stones River battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN
Stones River National Battlefield
National Park Service site.
Shiloh National Military Park
National Park Service site.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
National Park Service site.
Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage
A non-profit historic preservation organization composed of Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, and Moore Counties, and the Monteagle Mountain Area. Information can be obtained on the 1863 Tullahoma Campaign.
GENERAL INTEREST SITES
Civil War Burials In Davidson County, Tennessee
The purpose of this section of the Friends of Metro Archives website is to serve as a clearinghouse for information about Civil War soldiers buried in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Many of the soldiers were originally interred in Nashville’s City Cemetery. Later most Confederate soldiers were moved to Mt. Olivet. Union soldiers were reinterred at the Nashville National Cemetery. Sources include news articles, cemetery records and military records, including a log book of United States Army undertaker, W. R. Cornelius. Records of burials in Mt. Olivet Cemetery compiled by Florence Redelsheimer were invaluable to this effort. We welcome documentation of any Civil War Soldier, Confederate or Union, buried in Nashville. (At present we are researching Mt. Olivet Cemetery.)
Essential Civil War Curriculum
Contains essays, bibliographies and other resources on the 400+ topics which constitute the basic knowledge that should be possessed by serious students of the Civil War.
Civil War Roundtable of the United Kingdom
The Civil War Roundtable in the United Kingdom (UK)
Confederate Soldiers Home Cemetery
Five hundred Confederate veterans are buried at this cemetery located on The Hermitage grounds. Listings and photos created by the SCV Col. Randal McGavock Camp.
American Civil War Homepage
University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Hundreds of links to Civil War-related sites.
Hamilton Dry Goods
Period clothing and merchandise. From Lewis and Clark to Butch and Sundance. Ron and Donna Hamilton. 4075 Roberts Matthews Hwy., Sparta, TN 38583. (931) 739-6061. Email to email@example.com
Civil War News
Website of the monthly tabloid publication. Features online news, calendar, reviews, etc.