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

Forts Dickerson and Stanley

 
 
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By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
1. Forts Dickerson and Stanley Marker
Inscription.  Fort Dickerson to the west and Fort Stanley to the east were the center two of four fortified heights held by the Federals south of the river during the siege of Knoxville, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863. Maj. Gen. Jos. Wheeler C.S.A., made a vain effort to seize these hills with cavalry Nov. 15-16. He came via Sweetwater and Maryville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 74.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 1863.
 
Location. 35° 56.962′ N, 83° 54.82′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Chapman Hwy SW south of E Martin Mill Pike SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Dickerson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Dickerson 1863–64
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Knoxville (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1863 Siege of Knoxville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Back Door to Knoxville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 16, 2016
3. Forts Dickerson and Stanley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,162 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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