Civil War in North Alabama
The North Alabama area was the site of many skirmishes and the launching point of major raids during the Civil War. For Union soldiers, the Tennessee River was an important route into the Confederate heartland. The established railroad system running through North Alabama was also valuable to both sides. The Union's ability to maintain control in North Alabama, helped to cut off supply routes to the Confederate armies in the North. The attractions listed in this trip plan take visitors on a self guided tour across North Alabama for a look into the role the northern part of the state played in the War Between the States.