Was Tennessee in the civile war?
Yes, it was one of the four Upper-South slave-states that joined the Confederacy after Fort Sumter.
After the dramatic but indecisive Battle Of Manassas/Bull Run in Virginia, it was in Western Tennessee that the Civil War started to take shape, and U.S. Grant first came to notice here after liberating two major rivers, the Tennessee and the Cumberland.
In the Eastern half of Tennessee there was still a lot of pro-Union sentiment, but the self-taught Confederate cavalry General, Bedford Forrest, managed to dominate the region with endless attacks on the Union supply-lines.
The last battle fought in Tennessee during the Civil War, that was won by the Union was at Nashville, Tennessee in 1864. Tennessee was a state divided during the Civil War. The state seceded from the Union to side with the South, but many pro Union supporters stayed in the state to fight for the Union when the time came.
No major battles were fought in Tennessee during the War of 1812 the state still impacted the war by?
What was the vital railroad that enabled the Confederates to ship supplies from Eastern Tennessee to the Western theater of the US Civil War?
Tennessee became the 16th U.S. state when it joined the Union on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last of the Southern states to declare secession from the Union during the Civil War. It was admitted to the Confederacy on July 2, 1861 becoming the eleventh state to join the Confederacy. Tennessee was readmitted to the Union on July 24, 1866 at the end of the war.