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State Library and Archives to Provide Database of Civil War Battlefields
(Published: July 27, 2010)

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) will use a $40,750 grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to develop an online database of the state’s Civil War battlefields that will be available for federal, state and local planning agencies as well as the general public.

This project will use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to create the database. The database will link information from the Civil War Sourcebook for Tennessee to Civil War maps and documents archived at TSLA. This enhanced resource will be available on TSLA’s section of the Tennessee Department of State web site.

GIS technology has become one of the major tools used by planners who are trying to protect and preserve Civil War battlefields.

This project will convert a comprehensive Civil War database for Tennessee to a web-based application available to all communities, planners and preservationists.