Hidden History of Civil War Tennessee

Hidden History of Civil War Tennessee

by James B. Jones Jr.


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Tennessee's Civil War history is an oft-told narrative of famous battles, cunning campaigns and renowned figures. Beneath this well-documented history lie countless stories that have been forgotten and displaced over time. Discover how Vigilance Committees sought to govern cities such as Memphis, where law was believed to be dead. See how Nashville and Memphis became important medical centers, addressing the rapid spread of "private diseases" among soldiers, and marvel at Colonel John M. Hughes, whose men engaged in guerrilla warfare throughout the state. Join author James B. Jones Jr. on an exciting journey through the unknown and hidden history of Civil War Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609498993
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,158,883
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

James B. Jones Jr. is a public historian with the Tennessee Historical Commission and acts as editor of the organization's publication, The Courier. He has written numerous articles on the Civil War published in Civil War History, The Encyclopedia of Appalachia and North and South Magazine.

Table of Contents

Preface. Tennessee in the Civil War: More than Before 7

Author's Note 15

1 A History of Committees of Safety and Vigilance in West and Middle Tennessee, 1860-1862 17

2 The Battle Against Prostitution and Venereal Diseases in Civil War Nashville and Memphis 29

3 The Struggle for Public Health in Civil War Middle Tennessee Cities 43

4 The Inadvertent Confederate Guerrilla Leader: Colonel John M. Hughs, Twenty-fifth Tennessee Infantry 63

5 "Our Batteries Promptly Returned Their Fire": Negley's Raid, May 31-June 9, 1862 79

6 Major General William T. Sherman and the Occupation of Memphis 87

Appendix. Correspondence/General Orders 97

Notes 101

Bibliography 117

About the Author 127

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