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Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Relief of Knoxville

 
 
Relief of Knoxville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Relief of Knoxville Marker
Inscription. Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, U.S.A., arrived in Blount County with 25,000 men, Dec. 5, 1863, to relieve Gen. Ambrose Burnside besieged at Knoxville by Gen. James Longstreet. The 15th Corps camped around Maryville, the 11th around Louisville and the 4th s.w. toward Morgantown.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 E 75.)
 
Location. 35° 45.099′ N, 83° 58.511′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue (State Highway 33), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryville TN 37801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pride Mansion (here, next to this marker); Montvale Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. mile away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedman's Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Houston Enlisted (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Craig's Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maryville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Relief of Knoxville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
2. Relief of Knoxville Marker
Marker is in front of a county services building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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