October 4, 2022

Today in History: Nashville, Tennessee

Last Updated on December 14, 2021

Today in History–December 16–the Library of Congress features the Battle of Nashville, won by Union forces on this day in 1864. Learn more about the battle by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the history and culture of Tennessee’s “Music City” through this collection of primary sources.

Battle of Nashville: Union Troops Broke Through the Confederate Line from America’s Library

Battle of Nashville primary source set

Nashville maps

Nashville images

Nashville songs & oral histories

Nashville sheet music

Nashville books

Historical newspapers published in Nashville, Tennessee

Contemporary U.S. legislation related to Nashville

Tennessee primary source collections

More city spotlights

Civil War primary sources & teaching resources

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