Lenoir City in Loudon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
On June 19, 1863, Henrietta Lenoir walked out of her house, the two-story white building beside the fire station in front of you, and encountered Union Col. William P. Sanders and his forces. At first, because of their dusty uniforms, she mistook them for Confederate and was shocked to discover that they were Federals. Dr. Ramsey later wrote that his daughter remove money from the safe in the family store, hid it within “several hanks of yarn …(and then) quietly and deliberately passed out of the store—into and through the house and deposited the unseen treasure under a hedge in the garden.”
At the end of the summer, other Union troops occupied the railroad line. Dr. Ramsey wrote that they stripped the plantation and “took possession of Dr. Lenoir’s office (to the left of the
In addition, the Lenoir family suffered the deaths of two young sons. In the spring of 1864, Henrietta Lenoir bore another son but remained deeply depressed. She died on May 25, 1864, at age 30.
Henrietta Ramsey Lenoir Courtesy Lenoir City Museum
Dr. Benjamin B. Lenoir, from The Centennial History of the Tennessee State Medical Association (1930)
Dr. Benjamin Lenoir House, ca. 1870, from Lenoir City Golden Jubilee: 1907-1957
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1715.
Location. 35° 47.482′ N, 84° 15.896′ W. Marker is in Lenoir City, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street (U.S. 11) and Kingston Street, on the right when traveling east on East Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Broadway Street, Lenoir City TN 37771, 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. Battle of Lenoir's Station (a few steps from this marker); Company B - Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lenoir Cotton Mill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Lenoir Cotton Mill (about 500 feet away); Lenoir's Station (about 500 feet away); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Railroad Trestle (approx. 4.6 miles away); Longstreet's Crossing (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lenoir City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.