Find the Battleground Beneath the Bakery - 21/06/2011


The first of its kind in the United States, the Tennessee Civil War Geographic Information System (GIS) Survey shows the sites of hundreds of American Civil War battles, engagements, skirmishes and other military actions. Interactive technology coupled with extensive historical research, can map out the battles that took place where present-day grocery stores, schools and businesses stand.


The web site allows modern aerial photography, street maps and land use maps to be overlaid onto sites where Civil War actions occurred in Tennessee. It also links narrative information about these events from the Tennessee Civil War Sourcebook. Complete accounts of all the state units that served in the war are searchable by county along with 1860 United States Census data.

The Tennessee Civil War Survey is a project of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) and is funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service. TSLA is a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Other TSLA materials used in the project include original documents, photos, historic maps and military unit histories by county of origin. The Tennessee Civil War GIS Survey builds on efforts of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.


Last updated: 05/03/2020