Today in History: Tennessee Secedes

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee: and the Chattanooga Rail Road

Today in History–June 8–the Library of Congress features Tennessee, which voted in favor of secession by two-to-one on this date in 1861. Tennessee resident and future president Andrew Johnson broke with his party over this issue. Find out more about about this era by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access thousands of Tennessee state primary sources from the Library.

Tennessee primary source set with Teacher’s Guide

Tennessee maps

Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Tennessee

Tennessee images

Tennessee songs & oral histories

Tennessee sheet music

Tennessee books

Tennessee correspondence & other texts

Tennessee historical newspapers

Tennessee legislation

Tennessee Guide to Law Online

Tennessee stories from America’s Library

Places in Civil War History: Tennessee Secession and Fortress Monroe Worlds Revealed blog May 11, 2017

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