Website gives insight of life away from Civil War battles - WSMV Channel 4

Website gives insight of life away from Civil War battles

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A new website offers stories about how Civil War-era Tennesseans spent their lives away from the battlefield.

The website, www.civilwarshades.org , includes digitized images of historical art and other cultural material. It includes contributions from scholars across Tennessee.

The website was created through a collaboration of Vanderbilt University Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU. Major funding came from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area with additional support from Vanderbilt and MTSU and Anode Inc.

Teachers and students are able to download images on the website. The material is best geared toward students in middle school and older.

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