Like other slave-holding border states, Tennessee initially elected not to join the newly formed Confederates States of America. However, with the attack on Fort Sumter and the call for troops to put down the rebellion, Tennessee governor Isham Harris telegrammed President Lincoln, “Tennessee will not furnish a single man for the purpose of coercion, but 50,000 if necessary for the defense of our ...
Series: Images of America
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 11, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2350938
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As the owner of a collection of Civil War books I am very happy with this addition to my library.The pictureshelp bring life and understanding to the subject. The book is beautifully laid outand is an easy read.Don't miss it....
those of our Southern brothers.” In early June 1861, the state voted to secede from the Union and soon joined the Confederacy. Ultimately, Tennessee provided nearly 187,000 men to the Confederate cause serving in 110 regiments and 33 battalions. Images of America: Tennessee’s Confederates draws upon photographs, many previously unpublished, from the collections of the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee Historical Society, and private collections to tell the stories of these soldiers from the Volunteer State.