Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
79th New York Infantry (Highlanders) Monument
The hands that once were raised in strife
now clasp a brother's hand;
and long as flows the tide of life —
in peace, in toil, when war is rife —
we shall as brother's stand,
one heart, one soul for our free land.
J. I. C. Clarke
79th N.Y. Infantry
First Brigade (Morrison's)
First Division (Ferrero's)
Ninth Corps (Potter's)
Burnside's Command Army of the Ohio
Commanded by Captain William S. Montgomery, the 79th N.Y. Vol. Inf. took a prominent part in the operations of the siege of Knoxville, and was strenuously engaged in the defense of Fort Sanders, holding the northwest bastion.
November 29, 1863
Erected 1918 by 79th New York Veterans Organization.
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 57.543′ N, 83° 55.87′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Memorial is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sanders (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (about 800 feet away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sanders (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Rufus Agee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Byington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wait Field (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
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