“The Yanks are Coming!”

Tennesseans in World War I 

Tennessee Counties Go to War

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of America's entry into the First World War in 1917. The Tennessee State Museum honors the Tennesseans who served during the war both home and abroad.

More than 80,000 Tennesseans enlisted in the armed forces during the war. Many joined the 30th “Old Hickory” Division of the Army, named after Tennessean President Andrew Jackson. It was comprised of troops from Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Tennesseans also enlisted in the Navy, the Army Air Corps, and the Marine Corps, while others stayed at home and aided the war effort from a distance.

The First World War touched each of Tennessee's ninety-five counties in different ways. This exhibit offers an example of wartime experiences for each county. There is much more to learn about this important part of our history, and the World War I centennial is a great opportunity to discover more. How did World War I affect your county?

You can visit the World War I exhibit in the Military Branch of the Tennessee State Museum to learn more about the men and women from Tennessee who participated in this and other wars.


Click the regions below to learn more about each county.

The Tennessee State Museum is honored to be part of the commemoration of World War I and the statewide organization, the Tennessee Great War Commission, that has been organized to recognized the role our state played in this conflict.

More information can be found on TGWC website at http://tnsos.net/TSLA/GWC/ or click the logo below:

 

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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