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

Longstreet's Crossing

 
 
Longstreet's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. Longstreet's Crossing Marker
Inscription.  Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, C.S.A., in his drive for Knoxville crossed the Tennessee River at Huff's Ferry a half mile to the north on a pontoon bridge, Nov. 13-15, 1863. He thus eluded a Federal force across the river on the east side of Loudon.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 44.53′ N, 84° 20.132′ W. Marker is in Loudon, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is at the intersection of Mulberry Street (U.S. 11) and Poplar Street, on the right when traveling south on Mulberry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loudon TN 37774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loudon County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loudon County Courthouse (about
Longstreet's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. Longstreet's Crossing Marker
400 feet away); Dunbar Rosenwald School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Trestle (approx. ¾ mile away); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Lenoir's Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lenoir Plantation (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loudon.
 
Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, circa 1865
3. Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, C.S.A.
Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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