Wikipedia says this about Tennessee in the Civil War.

To a large extent, the American Civil War was fought in cities and farms of Tennessee; only Virginia saw more battles. Tennessee was the last of the Southern states to declare secession from the Union, but saw more than its share of the devastation resulting from years of warring armies criss-crossing the state. Its rivers were key arteries to the Deep South, and, from the early days of the war, Union efforts focused on securing control of those transportation routes, as well as major roads and mountain passes such as the Cumberland Gap.

A large number of important battles occurred in Tennessee, including the vicious fighting at the Battle of Shiloh, which at the time, was the deadliest battle in American history. Other large battles in Tennessee included Stones River, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Franklin.

Although the state became a part of the Confederacy, pockets of strong pro-Union sentiments remained throughout the war, particularly in the mountains in East Tennessee.

Primary Civil War engagements in Tennessee

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1862

Battle of Shiloh
Hardin County, TN
April 6-7, 1862
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Capture of Forts Henry and Donelson
Stewart and Henry Counties, TN
Mid-February 1862
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Memphis (I) – Joint Operations on the Mississippi
Shelby County, TN
June 6, 1862
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Chattanooga – Confederate Heartland Offensive
Hamilton County, TN
June 7-8, 1862
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Murfreesboro – Confederate Heartland Offensive
Rutherford County, TN
July 13, 1862
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Battle of Davis (Hatchie’s) Bridge
Hardeman County, TN
October 5, 1862
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Hartsville
Trousdale County, TN
December 7, 1862
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Forrest’s Jackson Tennessee Campaign
Madison County, TN
December 19, 1862
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Battle of Parker’s Crossroads
Henderson County, TN
December 31, 1862
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1863

Battle of Stone’s River (Murfreesboro)
Rutherford County, TN
December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863
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Dover
Stewart County, TN
February 3, 1863
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Battle of Thompson’s Station
Williamson County, TN
March 4-5th, 1863
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Vaught’s Hill
Rutherford County, TN
March 20, 1863
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Battle of Brentwood
Williamson County, TN
March 25th, 1863
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Battle of Franklin (I)
Williamson County, TN
April 10th, 1863
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Tullahoma Campaign
Coffee County, Bedford, and Rutherford County, TN
June-July 1863
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Hoover’s (Liberty) Gap – Tullahoma Campaign
Bedford and Rutherford County, TN
June 24-26, 1863
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Blountville – East Tennessee Campaign
Sullivan County,  TN
September 22, 1863
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Battle of Lookout Mountain (Chattanooga)
Hamilton County, TN
September 24, 1863
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Battle of Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga)
Hamilton County, TN
September 25, 1863
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Wauhatchie
Hamilton County, Marion County, Dade County
October 28-29, 1863
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Collierville – Operations on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Shelby County, TN
November 3, 1863
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Battle of Fort Sanders – Knoxville Campaign
Knox County, TN
November 16, 1863
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Campbell’s Station – Knoxville Campaign
Knox County, TN
November 29, 1863
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Bean’s Station – Knoxville Campaign
Grainger County,  TN
December 14, 1863
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Mossy Creek – operations around Dandridge
Jefferson County,  TN
December 29, 1863
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1864

Dandridge – operations around Danridge
Jefferson County, TN
January 17, 1864
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Dandridge – operations around Danridge
Jefferson County, TN
January 17, 1864
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Fair Garden
Sevier County, TN
January 27, 1864
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Memphis (II) – Forest’s Defense of Mississippi
Shelby County, TN
August 21, 1864
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Battle of Johnsonville
Benton County, TN
November 4-5, 1864
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Bull’s Gap – East Tennessee Campaign
Hamblen and Greene County, TN
November 11-13, 1864
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Columbia – Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Maury County, TN
November 24, 1864
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Battle of Spring Hill
Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
Maury County, TN
November 29, 1864
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Battle of Franklin (II)
Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
Williamson County, TN
November 30, 1864
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Murfreesboro – Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Rutherford County, TN
December 5-7, 1864
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1865

Battle of Nashville
Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
Williamson County, TN
December 15-16, 1864
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