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

Fort Dickerson

 
 
Fort Dickerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
1. Fort Dickerson Marker
Inscription. Linking with other hills south of the river, this Union position was a major factor in the defense of Knoxville. Occupied on Nov. 1, 1863, by the 2nd Brig. (Col. Daniel Cameron), 3rd Div. XXIII corps, its gunfire broke up an attempt on Nov. 15-16 by Confederate cavalry which had come via Sweetwater and Maryville to seize these heights in Longstreet's bid to capture the city.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 82.)
 
Location. 35° 56.94′ N, 83° 54.987′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Fort Dickerson Road. Click for map. This marker is located in Fort Dickerson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Dickerson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Dickerson 1863–64 (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Knoxville (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1863 Siege of Knoxville (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson
Fort Dickerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 6, 2015
2. Fort Dickerson Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forts Dickerson and Stanley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Back Door to Knoxville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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