The Civil War had a large impact on the local population of the Upper Cumberland Plateau. The following are research documents that shed light on how the population was effected by the war.
Kentucky Archaeological Survey Report 236
The Civil War in the Upper Cumberland Plateau, in Tennessee
We Just Wanted to be Left Alone
Interpretive program, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in 2011. It covered events that actually took place on or near the land that became Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
The purpose of this skit is to show how the Civil War affected many people's lives, not just folks living in the vicinity of the large battlefields.
Civil War: 150 Years
Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War
Today, most professional historians agree that slavery and the status of African Americans were at the heart of the crisis that plunged the U.S. into a civil war, from 1861 to 1865.
Last updated: February 23, 2016