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Southeast Tennessee Civil War Trails

Historic Site or Trail

Southeast Tennessee’s new Civil War Trails, Fighting for the Rails brochure provides a designated path for you to follow as you explore sites associated with the American Civil War in Tennessee. All sites date between 1861 and 1865. These sites take you to battlefields, cemeteries, monuments, churches, and more. Ride the Tennessee Valley Railroad train through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel and experience a 979-foot-long tunnel built largely by African American slaves in the 1850s; take a drive up to Dayton and learn how a group of female rebels banded together to spy on Federal troops as they moved in; or discover the Overhill region and tour the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Depot in Niota, the oldest railroad depot in Tennessee, where one can still see holes in the bricks from Federal Troops turning the depot into a mini-fortification.

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