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

Battle of Blountville

 
 
Battle of Blountville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Battle of Blountville Marker
Inscription.  Here on September 22, 1863, Confederate forces commanded by Colonel James E. Carter fought a Union brigade led by John W. Foster. After delaying the Union advance for more than four hours, Carter withdrew toward Zollicoffer, now known as Bluff City. During the battle, artillery shells set fire to the courthouse and much of the town burned. Skirmishing continued until news of the bloody battle at Chickamauga reached General Ambrose Burnside, and Union General Henry Wager Halleck ordered a retreat toward Knoxville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 124.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1821.
 
Location. 36° 31.982′ N, 82° 19.599′ W. Marker is in Blountville, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Bristol Highway (State Road 126) 0.1 miles west of Anderson Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in front of the Sullivan County
Wide view of the Battle of Blountville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Battle of Blountville Marker
The marker stands to the right of the main entrance of the 1853 Courthouse building, which was rebuilt in 1866 after being destroyed during the battle.
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Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3411 Highway 126, Blountville TN 37617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Blountville Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); Historic Courthouse Bell (here, next to this marker); Sullivan County (here, next to this marker); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (a few steps from this marker); James Brigham (a few steps from this marker); Old Deery Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Mar. 22, 2023