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Civil War Sesquicentennial Resources

Battle of Nashville Preservation Society

Nashville's Civil War Stories

“Nashville’s Civil War Stories: Common People in an Uncommon War” tells Nashville’s Civil War story though the eyes of twelve Nashvillians who represent the many perspectives of the war and its effects on the lives of those in our city. The brochure connects these Civil War stories to 24 Civil War sites, including homes, cemeteries, churches, and schools. Along with several battlefield sites, these are the places where Nashvillians fought to survive and struggled to cope during wartime and the years of Reconstruction. Brochures are available at the partner sites, or via download:

Grant partners include: Metropolitan Historical Commission, Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Davidson County Historian Carole Bucy, Metro Parks and Recreation, Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Belle Meade Mansion, Belmont Mansion, Land Trust for Tennessee, Trevecca Nazarene University, Lipscomb University, Fisk University, University of the South, Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee State Museum, Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Nashville City Cemetery Association, Tennessee Historical Commission

TN Civil War Heritage Area

“Nashville’s Civil War Stories” was made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

This area is a partnership unit of the National Park Service and is administered by the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation.

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Meets the Third Monday of Each Month at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fort Negley Visitors Center, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., 615-862-8470

Metro Parks in cooperation with the Middle Tennessee State University Chapter of the Society for Military History presents the Nashville Civil War Roundtable. The Roundtable meets monthly at the Fort Negley Visitors Center and is open to anyone interested in the American Civil War. It offers guest speakers, presentations on a variety of topics, historic site tours, and support for historic presentation. Share your enthusiasm for one of the most pivotal periods of American history in a relaxed and fun environment!

Civil War Newspapers

Location: Metropolitan Government Archives, Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street

Cost: Free

More information: 615-862-5880

The Metropolitan Archives maintains a set of original newspapers from the Civil War for each year of the war available for viewing. Please call ahead for more information.