Tennessee Civil War Monuments

Tennessee Civil War Monuments

An Illustrated Field Guide
Timothy Sedore
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/01/2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04560-7
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Throughout Tennessee, Civil War monuments stand tall, peppering the landscape from Chattanooga to Memphis and pinpointing important events and figures within Tennessee's collective narrative.


In Tennessee Civil War Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore reveals Tennessee's history-laden landscape through the lens of its many proud monuments. War monuments have been cropping up since the beginning of the commemoration movement in 1863, and Tennessee is now home to 400 memorials. Not only does Sedore provide commentary for every monument—its history and aesthetic panache—he also explores the relationships that Tennessee natives have with these historic landmarks.


A detailed exploration of the monuments that enrich this Civil War landscape, Sedore's Tennessee Civil War Monuments is a guide to Tennessee's spirit and heritage.

Author Bio

Timothy S. Sedore is the author of three books that explore how the Civil War is memorialized in the American South. Tennessee Civil War Monuments joins Mississippi Civil War Monuments and An Illustrated Guide to Virginia as a survey and analysis of the legacy of the war on the American landscape.

Sedore is Professor of English at the City University of New York, Bronx Community College. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses in composition, literature, and religious rhetoric. He is also an ordained Baptist minister.

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Last state out of the Union, first state readmitted, and only Confederate state unmentioned in the Emancipation Proclamation, Tennessee has a commemorative landscape reflecting complex loyalties and legacies. In this thorough, thoughtful book Timothy Sedore presents 400 Volunteer State monuments with much-needed balance and wisdom.

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Stephen Cushman, Robert E. Taylor Professor of English, University of Virginia

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" Tennessee Civil War Monuments provides a superb guide to 400 statues, columns, reliefs, and other components of the state's commemorative landscape. From major battle sites such as Shiloh and Chattanooga to a range of other locations, Timothy S. Sedore reproduces inscriptions that reflect the deeply divided nature of Tennessee's wartime experience and illuminate the complexity of historical memory."

 

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Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Union War

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The Volunteer State sat on the line between the North and the deep South, and as a result became the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. Timothy S. Sedore's Tennessee Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated Field Guide gives a detailed, balanced, and comprehensive look at the monumentation that resulted across the state, including its great battlefields at Shiloh and Chattanooga.

 

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Timothy B. Smith, author of Shiloh: Conquer or Perish, Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg, and The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi.

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"This rich overview of Tennessee's Civil War memorial landscape will serve as a valuable companion to those interested in the war's memory. More than a picture book, Sedore provides a detailed examination of the inscriptions and lays out the context from which these stone sentinels rose."

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Caroline E. Janney, Director, John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia

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Table of Contents

List of Maps


Abbreviations


Introduction


Chapter 1. East Tennessee


Sullivan County


Washington County


Greene County


Greeneville


Unicoi County


Cocke County


Claiborne County


Hamblen County


Knox County


Monroe County


Polk County


Cleveland, Bradley County


Bledsoe County


Chapter Two. Chattanooga, Chattanooga National Military Park: "NOV. 25, 1863 5 P. M."


Hamilton County Courthouse


Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery


Chattanooga National Cemetery


Lookout Mountain and Valley


Cravens House


Cravens House, the Terraces


Missionary Ridge


Pennsylvania Reservation


Sherman Reservation


Phelps Reservation


De Long Reservation


South of De Long Reservation


Ohio Reservation


South of Ohio Reservation


Bragg Reservation


South of Bragg Reservation


Orchard Knob Reservation


Hamilton County


Chapter Three. Middle Tennessee: "Valorous Gray, Glorious Blue"


Cumberland County


Van Buren County


Warren County


Smith County


DeKalb County


Grundy County


Franklin County


Lincoln County


Wayne County


Moore County


Coffee County


Bedford County


Cannon County


Marshall County


Giles County


Maury County


Williamson County


Rutherford County


Lebanon, Wilson County


Trousdale County


Macon County


Davidson County


Sumner County


Robertson County


Montgomery County


Stewart County


Dickson County


Chapter Four. West Tennessee: "History is An Impartial Witness"


Benton County


Henry County


Weakley County


Obion County


Dyer County


Gibson County


Lake County


Tipton County


Henderson County


Decatur County


Madison County


Haywood County


Hardin County


Hardeman County


Shelby County


McNairy County


Chester County


Chapter Five. Shiloh National Military Park: "Witness and Testimony"


National Cemetery


Grant's Last Line of Defense


Near Pittsburg Landing Road and Present Day TN 22


West of TN 22, West of Woolf Field


East of TN 22, West of Woolf Field


Wicker Field and Environs, Hamburg-Savannah Road


Woolf Field and Environs


Shiloh Church, Shiloh Spring, Rhea Spring and Environs


Spain's Field


Hamburg-Purdy Road, Review Field


Corinth Road


Duncan Field and Environs


Female Figures in Mourning


Intersection of Cavalry and Corinth-Pittsburg roads


Eastern Corinth Road, Sunken Road and Vicinity


Sunken Road, East


Hamburg-Purdy Road


Larkin Bell's Field and Vicinity


Sarah Bell's Old Cotton Field and Vicinity


Wicker Field and Vicinity


Cloud Field and Vicinity


Brown's Ferry Road


Cavalry Road


Sherman Road and Vicinity


6. Chapter 6


Notes


Works Consulted


Index