Archaeological work on the S.W. end of the fort boundaries indicated a stone retaining wall with palisades mounted on top. These posts were supported by anchoring deep in the wall at 8 to 10 ft. intervals. Flat areas of the stone next to the blockhouses provided surfaces for the placement of artillery. Openings were cut in the palisades to allow insertion for firing. Cannons mounted on this end were for the command and control of the Tennessee and Clinch rivers.
A journal entry dated June 1806 by traveler Thomas Lenoir noted the firing of cannon. A mile downstream on the Tennessee, a large pine tree standing by a large rock was the target. “On the 4th of July last, and old practitioner shot at it twice, struck near the root the first time and just missed the second, the third try burst the gun”.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Forts and Castles.
Location. 35° 51.632′ N, 84° 31.769′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker can be reached from South
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Privy 2 (here, next to this marker); Blockhouse #11 (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse #13 (a few steps from this marker); Quartermaster’s Supply Building #15 (a few steps from this marker); Command and Administrative Building #3 (a few steps from this marker); Court Martial of Private Abraham Setts (within shouting distance of this marker); Pillory (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s Barracks #8 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.