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Loudon in Loudon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Railroad Trestle

 
 
Railroad Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. Railroad Trestle Marker
Inscription.  This trestle, of high strategic value, was set on fire Sept. 2, 1863, by Gen. S. B. Buckner, C.S. A., in retiring south before the advance of Gen. Ambrose Burnside from Kingston. The Federals ran off a train from the south end Oct. 28, and the Confederates did likewise December 2-3, in successful retirements northward.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 77.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 2, 1863.
 
Location. 35° 44.711′ N, 84° 19.388′ W. Marker is in Loudon, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is on East Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Cox Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 East Lee Highway, Loudon TN 37774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet's Crossing (approx. ¾ mile away); Loudon County Confederate Memorial
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout (approx. 0.8 miles away); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Loudon County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dunbar Rosenwald School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Loudon County World War II Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Loudon County World War I Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loudon.
 
Railroad Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. Railroad Trestle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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