The Civil War in Change of History of Tennessee The Civil War would change the history of Tennessee (and the Nation) forever, but what was it all about?
What role did our state play in the national story? Based on just the readings this week describe all the intricate details of this history. Here are the questions to guide your responses: Why was Tennessee reluctant to succeed from the Union and why was the state divided over which side to join in the war? What challenges did the Confederate Army face in the first year of war and how did they prepare their defenses against the Union Army? How did the Union Army gain quick control over the state? What was Union occupation like for the citizens of the state? What were politics like in the state during the war – who was in charge? How did the war end in Tennessee (hint – what were the two last major battles in late 1864)?