Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War in Union County
Union County's proximity to Cumberland Gap, which changed hands several times, led to two military engagements here. On June 30, 1862, Union Col. Robert K. Byrd's 1st Tennessee Infantry with two companies of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry were foraging along Powell River west of Maynardville when several companies of the Confederate 1st Georgia and 1st Tennessee Cavalry regiments attacked them. Five Federals were captured, but Byrd's men captured one Confederate. Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside secured Cumberland Gap and occupied this area in September 1863. On December 1-2, Col. Felix Graham's 5th Indiana Cavalry skirmished with Confederate forces at Walker's Ford a dozen miles northeast of here on the Clinch river andat Blaine's Crossroads about eight miles southeast.
The Federal occupation
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1862.
Location. 36° 14.933′ N, 83° 48.2′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Maynardville Highway (Tennessee Route 33/61) and Spring Strret, on the right when traveling east on Maynardville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3824 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville TN 37807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County World War I Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. ¼ mile away); Horace Maynard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial BridgeRacoon Valley (approx. 2½ miles away); Walker's Ford (approx. 6.8 miles away); George Mann (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 132 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.