Johnson National Historic Site - Andrew Johnson
National Historic Site honors the life and work of the nation's 17th
President and preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site.
Andrew Johnson's life exemplifies many struggles faced by Americans
today. He worked his way from tailor to President. He stood strong for
his ideals and beliefs. His presidency, from 1865 - 1869, illustrates
the United States Constitution at work following Lincoln's assassination
and during attempts to reunify a nation that had been torn by civil war.
His work helped shape the future of the United States and his influences
National Scenic Trail - The Appalachian National
Scenic Trail is a 2,167-mile (3,488 km) footpath along the ridge crests
and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin
in Maine to Springer Mountain in north Georgia. The trail traverses
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee,
North Carolina and Georgia.
South Fork National River and Recreation Area - The
free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries
pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide
range of natural and historic features. The area offers a broad range of
recreational opportunities including camping, whitewater rafting,
kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting
Donelson National Cemetery - In July 1862, Congress
passed legislation giving the President of the United States the
authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for
the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country." This
legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. In
1867, Fort Donelson National Cemetery was established as the final
resting place of Union soldiers killed at Fort Donelson.
Donelson National Battlefield - Fort Donelson
National Battlefield includes: Fort Donelson National Cemetery
(established 1867) the final resting place for Union soldiers killed at
Fort Donelson, and American veterans representing seven wars, visitor
center, the Dover Hotel (Surrender House), an adaptive restoration of
the historic building where confederate general Simon B. Buckner
surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, and Fort Donelson with associated
earthen rifle pits and river batteries.
Wild and Scenic River - Approximately 45 miles of
wild and scenic river are comprised of the Obed River, Clear Creek,
Daddy's Creek and Emory River. These water courses have cut rugged
gorges leaving exciting whitewater gorges with bluffs as high as 500
feet above the water.
Victory National Historic Trail - The Overmountain
Victory National Historic Trail follows the Revolutionary War route of
Patriot militia men from Virginia, today's eastern Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to the battle of Kings Mountain,
South Carolina, site of the Kings Mountain National Military Park.
National Cemetery - Shiloh National Cemetery was
established in 1866 and has more than 3,500 Union graves. In 1933
responsibility of the cemetery was transferred from the War Department
to the National Park Service.
National Military Park - Shiloh National Military Park was
established in 1894 to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the
Western theater of the Civil War. The two-day battle, April 6 and 7, 1862,
involved about 65,000 Union and 44,000 Confederate troops. This battle
resulted in nearly 24,000 killed, wounded, and missing. It proved to be a
decisive victory for the federal forces when they advanced on and seized
control of the Confederate railway system at Corinth, Mississippi. The
battlefield contains about 4,000 acres and has within its boundaries the
Shiloh National Cemetery along with the well preserved prehistoric Indian
mounds that are listed as a historic landmark.
River National Cemetery - Stones River National Cemetery
was established in 1865 and has more than 6,000 Union graves. In 1933
responsibility of the cemetery was transferred from the War Department to the
National Park Service.
River National Battlefield - A fierce
battle took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2,
1863. General Bragg's Confederates withdrew after the battle, allowing General
Rosecrans and the Union army to control middle Tennessee. Although the battle
was tactically indecisive, it provided a much-needed boost to the North after
the defeat at Fredericksburg.