Tennessee is turning to modern technology to trace the state’s history.
On Wednesday the Tennessee Department of State announced an interactive map of events during the Civil War, using the state’s geographic information system or GIS.
The first of its kind in the nation, the Tennessee Civil War Geographic Information System (GIS) Survey shows hundreds of locations where Civil War battles, engagements, skirmishes and other military actions took place.
The interactive GIS application for the Civil War in Tennessee is now available at: http://tnmap.tn.gov/civilwar/.
The web site allows modern aerial photography, street maps and land use maps to be overlaid onto sites where Civil War actions occurred in Tennessee. It also links narrative information about these events from the Tennessee Civil War Sourcebook.
Complete accounts of all the state units that served in the war are searchable by county along with 1860 United States Census data.