i have done a lot of research ltely.it is difficult to find a lot.

teness leaving theee is 1/3 east tenessee. they had far fewer slaves than middlet tenessee or west tenessee.statewide vote about leaving the national union and joining the military government in richmond and later atlanta.

i have rounded but perhaps 102,000 voted to leave then north and nearly 41,000 voted to stay with northern states.

east tennessee had not only many pro union votes but many of the 31,000 troops that served in the northen armies camefrom tennessee.

confederate forces occupied some areas while pro northern southerners burned 5 bridges in east tennessee

east tennessee military and pro north commanders worked across the border inwestern nc another region that had small numbers of enslaved africans