Civil War

ETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources and Student Activities

Battle of Shiloh Teacher Packet

Key Words: Shiloh, Albert Sidney Johnston, Ulysses S. Grant

Civil War Battles 5th Grade Teacher Packet

Key Words: Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Franklin, Nashville, Sam Watkins, Nannie Haskins

Civil War Battles High School Teacher Packet

Key Words: Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Franklin, Nashville, Sam Watkins

Sam Watkins Teacher Packet

Key Words: Sam Watkins, Company Aytch

Sam Davis and Sam Watkins Teacher Packet

Key Words: Sam Davis. boy hero, Sam Watkins, Company Aytch

Secession in Tennessee, Hurst Nation and State of Scott Teacher Packet

Key Words: secession, Governor Harris, Fielding Hurst, Hurst Nation, State of Scott, Andrew Johnson

Tennesseans in the Civil War 8th Grade Teacher Packet

Key Words: Nathan Bedford Forrest, William Brownlow, David Farragut

Tennesseans in the Civil War High School Teacher Packet

Key Words: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sam Watkins, William Driver, David Farragut, Isham Harris, Andrew Johnson, Sam Davis

The Civil War's Impact on Tennessee

Key Words: Women, African Americans, Champ Ferguson, Tinker Dave Beatty, contraband camps

United States Colored Troops Teacher Packet

Key Words: Nathan Bedford Forrest, , Battle of Nashville, Fort Pillow Massacre, Promise Land, George Jordan


Civil War Additional Resources

Civil War Activities

ETHS Activity Cards: Slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction

Harper's Ferry Under Fire Lesson Plan

The Civil War in Tennessee Lesson Plan From Teaching with Primary Sources at MTSU

Walt Whitman and the Civil War Lesson Plan From Teaching with Primary Sources at MTSU

Civil War in Tennessee Lesson Activities 

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Lesson Plan 

East Tennessee Historical Characters

1860 secession  map

1860 Secession Vote Map

 

Civil War Web Links

The Civil War by Ken Burns PBS site

American Battlefield Trust site- The site has links for teachers and students

History Animated- The site has excellent animated battle maps.

Gettysburg Addresss- Sam Waterson reads the Gettysburg Address for NPR

Lincoln Speeches Excerpts 

Tennessee Civil War 150- video series by Nashville Public Television

Voices from the Homefront: ETHS Video

Civil War ETHS Articles

 

Andrew Johnson

Haskins, Ralph W. “Andrew Johnson and the Preservation of the Union.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 33 (1961): 43-60.

Hays, Willard. “Andrew Johnson’s Reputation.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 31 (1959): 1-31.

Hayes, Willard. “Andrew Johnson’s Reputation.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 32 (1960): 18-50

Milton, George Fort. “Andrew Johnson – Man of Courage.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 23-34.

Williams, Harry. “Andrew Johnson as a Member of the Committee on the Conduct of the War.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 12 (1940): 70-83. 

Secession in Tennessee

Tennessee in the Civil War

Campbell, Mary R. “Tennessee and the Union, 1847-1861.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 10 (1938): 71-90. 

Hamer, Marguerite Bartlett. “The Presidential Campaign of 1860 in Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 3 (1931): 3-22.

Queener, Verton M. “East Tennessee Sentiment and the Secession Movement, November 1860-June, 1861.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 20 (1948): 59-83.

Queener, Verton M. “The Origin of the Republican Party in East Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 13 (1941): 66-90. 

Stasser, William A. “A Terrible Calamity Has Befallen Us: Unionist Women in Civil War East Tennessee” The Journal of East Tennessee History 71 (1999): 66-88.

The Bridge Burner Plot of 1861                                                        

Bible, Donahue, "The Hangings of the Greene County Bridge Burners."  Tennessee Ancestors 21, no. 2 (August 2005):130-138.

Kelly, Dorothy, "The Bridge Burnings and Union Uprising of 1861." Tennessee Ancestors 21, no. 2 (August 2005):123-129.

Madden, David. “Unionist Resistance to Confederate Occupation: The Bridge Burners of East Tennessee.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 52 & 53 (1980-81): 22-39.

William G. Brownlow

Conklin, Forrest. “ ‘Grape for the Rebel Masses and Hemp for Their Ladies’: Parson Brownlow’s Celebrated Tour of Northern Cities, 1862.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 77 (2005): 49-75.

Hardy, William E. “The Margins of William Brownlow’s Words: New Perspectives on the End of Radical Reconstruction in Tennessee.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 84 (2012): 78-86.

Additional Related Articles:

A Civil War Letter.” Trans. and submitted by Joe Mode. Tennessee Ancestors 16, no. 1 (April 2000): 38-44.  (Fort Donelson)

Archer, M. “A Southern Part of East Tennessee.” Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 3 (December 1987): 199-208.

“A Southern Woman, in 1897, Remembers the Civil War.” Ed. by Anna Mary Moon. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 21 (1949): 111-115.

“ ‘Ballet for Sam Marshall,’ 26 May 1799.” Tennessee Ancestors 16, no. 3 (December 2000): 224-227.

Blalock, Jessie. “An Analysis of Some Unionist Recruiting Trends.” Tennessee Ancestors 16, no. 2 (August 2000): 84-85.

Burt, Jesse. “East Tennessee, Lincoln, and Sherman.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 34 (1962): 3-25.

Burt, Jesse. “East Tennessee, Lincoln, and Sherman: Part II.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 35 (1963): 54-75.

Campbell, James B. “East Tennessee During the Federal Occupation, 1863-1865.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 19 (1947): 64-80.

“Civil War Letters from Tennessee: Drury F. Dryden, 19th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, U.S.A.” Tennessee Ancestors 5, no. 1 (April 1989): 5-10.

 “Civil War Muster Roll of Captain Isham Young’s Company I, First Regiment of East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A.: Letters from Thomas Bible to Captain Jesse M. Littlelton.” Trans. by Steve Cotham. Tennessee Ancestors 4, no. 3 (December 1988): 224-229.

“Civil War Song of Linsay Hasten Fields.” Tennessee Ancestors 4, no. 3 (December 1988): 230.

“Conscience and Christianity: A Middle Tennessee Unionist Renounces His Church, 1867.” Ed. by Stephen V. Ash. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 54 & 55 (1982-83): 111-115.

Earp, Charles A. “A Confederate Aide-de-Camp’s Letters from the Chattanooga Area, 1863.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 67 (1995): 106-119.

“Emma Bell Ragsdale Henderson.” Tennessee Ancestors 13, no. 2 (August 1997): 104-107.

“From Chickamauga to Chattanooga, the Battlefield Account of Sergeant John M. Kane.” Ed. by Joseph E. Suppiger. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 45 (1973): 99-108.

 Gass, L.E. “Two Soldiers: A True Vignette of the Civil War.” Tennessee Ancestors 8, no. 1 (April 1992): 27-30.

“J.M. Elkin’s Life: A Short Sketch Written for the Duffau Progress by Himself about the Year 1915.” Tennessee Ancestors 2, no. 2 (August 1986): 76-80.

“Letter from Sgt. Ganum Vineyard at the Battle of Murfreesboro to His Wife in Grainger County, Tennessee.” Tennessee Ancestors 16, no. 2 (August 2000): 123-124.

“Letters of the Offield Brothers, Confederate Soldiers from Upper East Tennessee.” Ed. by Leona Taylor Aiken. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 46 (1974): 116-125.

Lillard, Stewart. “Meigs County Battle Flags.” Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 3 (December 1987): 215-220.

McCoy, William J. “Abram Thomas, a Welsh Ironmaster in Civil War Knoxville.” Tennessee Ancestors 7, no. 2 (August 1991): 210-214.

McKee, James W., Jr. “Felix K. Zollicoffer: Confederate Defender of East Tennessee (Part I).” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 42 (1970): 34-58.

“Selected Civil War-Related Articles from Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, later known as the Knoxville Whig and Rebel Ventilator.” Tennessee Ancestors 26, no. 1 (April 2010): 10-14.

 “ ‘Stray Thoughts’: The Civil War Diary of Ethie M. Foute Eagleton.” Ed. by Elvie Eagleton Skipper and Ruth Gove, with a forward by Ottis C. Skipper. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 40 (1968): 128-137; Part II. 41 (1969): 116-128.

 “ ‘Stray Thoughts’: The Civil War Diary of Ethie M. Foute Eagleton.” Ed. by Elvie Eagleton Skipper and Ruth Gove, with a forward by Ottis C. Skipper. Part I. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 40 (1968): 128-137; Part II. 41 (1969): 116-128. (Part 2)

"The Beersheba Diary of L. Virginia French, Part I, Summer and Fall, 1863.” Ed. by Herschel Gower. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 52 & 53 (1980-81): 89-107.

“The Beersheba Diary of L. Virginia French, Part II, Winter, Spring, and Summer, 1864.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 54 & 55 (1982-83): 3-25.

“The Education of a Southern Mind: Extracts from the Diary of John Coffee Williamson, 1860-1861.” Ed. by Ben Harris McClary. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 32 (1960): 94-105.

“Three Yankee Soldier-Brothers in the Battle of Chattanooga: Three Letters.” Ed. by Merrill Proudfoot and Stanley J. Folmsbee. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 35 (1963): 100-105.

“Two Letters Home from Sgt. A.B. Murrin, A Union Volunteer from Blount County.” Ed. by Eugene E. Doll. Tennessee Ancestors 3, no. 1 (April 1987): 35-47.

Wallenstein, Peter. “Which Side Are You On?: The Social Origins of White Union Troops from Civil War Tennessee.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 63 (1991): 72-103.