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Russellville in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Longstreet's Billet
 
Longstreet's Billet Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
1. Longstreet's Billet Marker
 
Inscription. Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Corps occupied this area during the winter of 1863-64, with the mission of securing east Tennessee to the Confederacy. He and his staff occupied this house at that time. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's troops were to the north of the road, and McLaws' Division to the south. McLaws lived at Hayslope.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 30.)
 
Location. 36° 15.416′ N, 83° 11.749′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11) and Depot Street, on the right when traveling west on E Andrew Johnson Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville TN 37860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayslope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cheek's Crossroads (approx. one mile away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bent Creek Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Crockett Tavern (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pottertown Bridge Burners (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Russellville.
 
Marker and House Used by Longstreet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
2. Marker and House Used by Longstreet
 

 
Also see . . .  Longstreet's East Tennessee Headquarters Saved. The house was recently purchased by the Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association and will be preserved. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Another View of the House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
3. Another View of the House
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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