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This research guide highlights primary sources and research materials in Special Collections regarding the Civil War in Tennessee.

What's in this Guide?

Colorful sheet music cover of a Civil War era song showing Columbia holding the United States flag, an eagle, ships and weapons.This research guide identifies Special Collections materials related to the Civil War in Tennessee.

The image on the left is a sheet music cover for "Hail! Glorious Banner of our Land" composed by Mary Farell Moore c.1861. From the Volunteer Voices Digital Collection

Special Collections: Searching

Use the following terms to locate materials related to the Civil War in East Tennessee. Try combining several terms to return more relevant results.

  • Battle of Chattanooga
  • Battle of Franklin
  • Battle of Nashville
  • Battle of Stones River
  • Civil War
  • Confederacy
  • confederate states
  • Fort Pillow
  • Fort Sanders
  • personal narratives 
  • Shiloh
  • soldier
  • Union








To find more information on locating primary sources, manuscripts, and archives material in Special Collections, please visit the Using Special Collection's SCOUT research guide, found at

Digital Resources for the Civil War

Special Collections Contact Information

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Special Collections
121 Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996

Go to Special Collections for more information.