Johnsonville State Historic Park, New Johnsonville

#84 of 105 in Wildlife in Tennessee
The park features a modern welcome center and museum complete with exhibits focusing on the 1864 Battle of Johnsonville, a multi-media film and a gift shop. In February 1862, the Civil War was less than a year old when Nashville, located on the Cumberland River, fell to the Union Army. By summer, it became apparent that using the Cumberland River as a supply route proved unreliable due to low water levels. Union commanders agreed that a supply depot on the Tennessee River, navigable year round would provide Union forces in the west with a stream of vital supplies. By May 1864, the Union supply depot was completed. On the afternoon of November 4, 1864 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Johnsonville from across the Tennessee River. At 2:00 pm a heated artillery exchange commenced. After the battle, some of Johnsonville's depot was rebuilt and a second larger redoubt was constructed on a hill overlooking the lower redoubt. Following the battle United States Colored Troops were left to guard the depot until the war's end in April 1865.
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  • The entrance has a great visitor center which has very interesting articals, books and displays. Park has good paved roads and various displays of the period. Canons, Barricks, Rifle Pits are are show...  more »
  • We love taking our fur babies for picnics & walks at our park. It's always beautiful, no matter what time of year we go. We also love the events that take place there... educational & fun!
  • Excellent historic park. Clean and treated with the respect it deserves as a Civil War historic site. Great views with the Tennessee River. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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