Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
"The Hill," dear to University of Tennessee alumni, was protected by a battery of Federal cannon and a brigade of infantry during Longstreet's siege of Knoxville, in Nov., 1863. A line of entrenchments ran across the west and south slopes of the hill, connecting Fort Sanders and Second Creek.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 70.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 57.47′ N, 83° 55.699′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue (U.S. 70) and Phillip Fulmer Way, on the right when traveling east on Cumberland Avenue. Touch 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. James Rufus Agee (within shouting distance of this marker); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (within shouting distance of this marker); Desegregation of the University of Tennessee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sanders (about 700 feet away); Land Grant University Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sanders (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Byington. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The Hill (Knoxville). (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.