An illustration of Memphis, Tennessee's Cotton Carnival, which consisted of a series of parties and festivities staged annually since 1931 in Memphis, TN by the centralized Carnival Mephis associated and its member krewes during the month of June. Carnival salutes various aspects of Memphis and its industries, and is reigned over by the current year's secretly selected King, Queen, and Royal Court of Carnival.

Memphis Cotton Carnival

An illustration of Memphis, Tennessee's Cotton Carnival, which consisted of a series of parties and…

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central…

An illustration of a college set upon a hill in Knoxville, TN and a paddle boat.

College

An illustration of a college set upon a hill in Knoxville, TN and a paddle boat.

The Second Battle of Franklin (more popularly known simply as The Battle of Franklin) was fought at Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.

Battlefield of Franklin

The Second Battle of Franklin (more popularly known simply as The Battle of Franklin) was fought at…

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier.

Samuel Houston

Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and…

An illustration depicting iron furnaces located in Rockwood, Tennessee.

Iron Furnaces

An illustration depicting iron furnaces located in Rockwood, Tennessee.

The tomb of Andrew Jackson, in The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jackson's Tomb

The tomb of Andrew Jackson, in The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee.

A cityscape of Knoxville, Tennessee during 1863.

Knoxville

A cityscape of Knoxville, Tennessee during 1863.

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Landscape

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain,…

The Battle of Missionary Ridge included in the Third Battle of Chattanooga was fought November 23–25, 1863, in the American Civil War.

Battle of Missionary Ridge

The Battle of Missionary Ridge included in the Third Battle of Chattanooga was fought November 23–25,…

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama,…

The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863 as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle of Murfreesboro

The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro),…

Section of the Nashvile dome, showing the center eroded into a topographic basin or encircled lowland, the so-called Central Basin of Tennessee.

Nashville Dome

Section of the Nashvile dome, showing the center eroded into a topographic basin or encircled lowland,…

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

Mission Ridge

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

An illustration depicting the Tennessee River.

Tennessee River

An illustration depicting the Tennessee River.

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

Rock Formation

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

First Governor of Tennessee

John Sevier

First Governor of Tennessee

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

The official seal of the U.S. state of Tennessee in 1889.

Tennessee

The official seal of the U.S. state of Tennessee in 1889.

The state banner of Tennessee, the volunteer state.

Tennessee

The state banner of Tennessee, the volunteer state.

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1876

Tennessee seal

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1876

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1876

Tennessee seal

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1876

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1890

Tennessee seal

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1890

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1904

Tennessee seal

Seal of the state of Tennessee, 1904