Rails of Plenty

A steam locomotive and cars sits in front of brick building.
Railroad depot in Nashville, Tennessee

National Archives

Railroads transported soldiers, animals, equipment and thousands of tons of supplies during the Civil War. Prior to the Stones River Campaign, the Union Army of the Cumberland relied upon the Cumberland River and the Louisville & Nashville Railway to kkep it supplied at its base in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad became the Union army's primary supply route as they shifted their focus toward Chattanooga, Tennessee where several railroads came together offering access to east Tennessee and critical Confederate military industrial sites in Georgia.


Last updated: January 4, 2021

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3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129



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