Tennessee timeline

  • Wheeler's October 1863 Raid

    Wheeler's October 1863 Raid (October 1–9, 1863) was a large cavalry raid in southeastern Tennessee during the American Civil War. Maj. Gen. Joseph... Read more

  • Battle of Blue Springs

    Description: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee to clear the roads... Read more

  • Battle of Wauhatchie - Longstreet Defeated

    Description: In an effort to relieve Union forces besieged in Chattanooga, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas and Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant initiated the... Read more

  • Battle of Collierville

    Description: Four minor battles occurred in 1863 at Collierville, Tennessee, during a three-month period. The November 3 fight was intended to be a... Read more

  • Battle of Campbell's Station

    Description: In early November 1863, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, with two divisions and about 5,000 cavalry, was detached from the Confederate Army... Read more

  • Battle of Lookout Mountain - Marks Start of Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

    Description: From the last days of September through October 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg’s army laid siege to the Union army under Maj. Gen. William... Read more

  • Battle of Missionary Ridge

    The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the Union... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Sanders - Poor Gunpowder Quality Hinders Longstreet

    Description: In attempting to take Knoxville, the Confederates decided that Fort Sanders was the only vulnerable place where they could penetrate... Read more

  • Battle of Bean's Station

    Description: Lt. Gen. James Longstreet abandoned the Siege of Knoxville, on December 4, 1863, and retreated northeast towards Rogersville,... Read more

  • Battle of Mossy Creek

    Description: Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis received a report on the night of December 28, 1863, that a brigade of enemy cavalry was in the... Read more

  • Battle of Dandridge

    Description: Union forces under Maj. Gen. John G. Parke advanced on Dandridge, Tennessee, near the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad, on January... Read more

  • Battle of Fair Garden

    Description: Since the Battle of Dandridge, the Union cavalry had moved to the south side of the French Broad River and had disrupted Confederate... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Pillow - Controversy Surrounds Massacre

    Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history. Read more

  • Second Battle of Memphis

    The Second Battle of Memphis was a battle of the American Civil War occurring on August 21, 1864, in Shelby County, Tennessee. At 4:00 a.m. on... Read more

  • Battle of Johnsonville

    Description: In an effort to check the Union army’s advance through Georgia, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led a 23-day raid culminating in an... Read more

  • Battle of Bull's Gap

    Description: In November 1864, Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge undertook an expedition into East Tennessee, anticipating that Confederate... Read more

  • Battle of Columbia

    Description:Conflict near Columbia, during Hood’s 1864 Tennessee invasion, constituted a Confederate diversion as part of a maneuver designed to... Read more

  • Battle of Spring Hill

    Description: Spring Hill was the prelude to the Battle of Franklin. On the night of November 28, 1864, Gen. John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee... Read more

  • Second Battle of Franklin

    Description: Having lost a good opportunity at Spring Hill to hurt significantly the Union Army, Gen. John B. Hood marched in rapid pursuit of Maj.... Read more

  • Third Battle of Murfreesboro

    Description: In a last, desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s army out of Georgia, Gen. John Bell Hood led the Army of... Read more

  • Battle Of Nashville

    On the afternoon of December 16, 1864, Union troops led by General George H. Thomas devastated Confederate forces at Nashville, Tennessee. The... Read more

  • Battle of Anthony's Hill

    The Battle of Anthony’s Hill (also known as the Battle of King's Hill or the Battle of Devil's Gap) was an engagement that occurred December 25,... Read more

  • New Market Train Wreck

    The No. 15 crashed head-on into the eastbound No. 12 train due to the unannounced schedule change. At that time, railroads had no block signals to... Read more

  • Great Train Wreck of 1918

    Because somebody blundered, at least 121 persons were killed and fifty-seven injured shortly after 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning, when Nashville,... Read more

  • American Airlines' Flagship Missouri Crashes, Killing 11

    Flight 63 originated at Cleveland at 17:56, 17 minutes later than the scheduled departure. Intermediate stops were made at Columbus, Dayton,... Read more