“Rivers and Rails: Daggers of the Civil War” explores how transportation by water and steel brought great prosperity to the state just before the Civil War, only to give the invading Union Army a highway directly into the Deep South, eventually helping force the Confederacy to its knees.
TSLA's Assistant State Archivist, Dr. Wayne Moore, was interviewed for a segment in this documentary, and several historical items from TSLA's collections were featured in the production.
|"The Great Naval Battle Before Memphis, June 6, 1862." TSLA Collection.|
TSLA is honored to have a role in this program, and we hope you will make plans to watch NPT on Thursday, May 30th, at 8 p.m. for "Rivers and Rails."
The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.