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Tennessee River Museum

Tennessee

495 Main Street
Savannah, TN 38372
United States

The Tennessee River was the invasion route for the Union armies in the West. Exhibits at the museum include The War on the River, which begins with a one-half scale model of the bow of the USS Cairo. The exhibit contains many artifacts from this ill-fated ironclad and other gunboats. The Army exhibit features a collection of Shiloh field artillery, firearms, and personal items. The Johnsonville exhibit features Lt. Gen. Nathan Forrest's cavalrymen.