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Sweetwater, Tennessee Historical Markers

 
Longstreet Encampment Marker image, Click for more information
By Julie Santee, circa October 2016
Longstreet Encampment Marker
Tennessee (Monroe County), Sweetwater — IF-41 — Longstreet Encampment
In mid to late 1863, Sweetwater was a supply and staging area for the Confederacy. It was the last secure depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, south of the Union lines. In November 1863, General Longstreet, with 15,000 men, camped here . . . — Map (db m100755) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Sweetwater — Sweetwater DepotStrategic Target — Knoxville Campaign
(preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . — Map (db m69367) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Sweetwater — Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School 1989-2007
This monument commemorates Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School (TMG) which existed here. The school was founded on the Christian principle of service to mankind, with the motto: "Do for others". During its 18 years, TMG graduated 677 students. . . . — Map (db m70484) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Sweetwater — The Great Craighead CaveMining a Strategic Material
Saltpeter, or niter, is a key ingredient of gunpowder found in many limestone caves in East Tennessee. In June 1861, Randolph Ross, Jr., and J. Marshall McCue contracted with the Confederate Ordnance Bureau to produce niter here at the “Milk . . . — Map (db m82276) HM
Tennessee (Monroe County), Sweetwater — The Tennessee Overhill ExperienceFrom Furs to Factories — Sweetwater-An Historic Commercial Center
Prosperous farmer, railroad investor, and legislator, I. T. Lenoir deeded a track of his farm in 1858 for the location of a railroad depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad which bisected the fledging town of Sweetwater. Within a few years, . . . — Map (db m69368) HM

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