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TN History for Kids

Hardin County

Reenactors at Shiloh on the 150th anniversary of the battle

Savannah is a peaceful town. Today it is hard to imagine anything ugly or violent taking place there.

But on April 5 and 6, 1862, a field near Savannah became the site of what was, at that point at least, the bloodiest day in American history. After General Albert Johnston’s Confederate Army was finished doing battle with General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army, nearly 24,000 Americans were dead, wounded or missing.

The Tennessee River Museum

Just a few miles from the battlefield, you'll find a small Tennessee River Museum.

If you happen to live near here, or are passing through, make sure you stop by. You'll learn a lot about fossils, arrowheads, mounds, steamboats, mussels, the Civil War, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the culture of the river.



Here's the Hardin County Courthouse.

Hardin County

County seat: Savannah

Population (2015 estimate): 25,756

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