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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Sanders

 
 
Fort Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
1. Fort Sanders Marker
Inscription. Fort Sanders, a bastioned earthwork on the ridge two blocks north of here, was the scene of Gen. James Longstreet's unsuccessful assault upon the Federal defenses of Knoxville at dawn, Nov. 29, 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 1E 69.)
 
Location. 35° 57.441′ N, 83° 55.83′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Cumberland Avenue (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling north on 16th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sanders (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Knoxville: A Divided City (approx. 0.8 miles away); Market House Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Knoxville's Market House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Treaty of the Holston (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
2. Fort Sanders Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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