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

Longstreet's Headquarters

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
1. Longstreet's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  "Bleak House," the home of Robert Houston Armstrong, was used as the headquarters of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet and Major Gen. Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A., during the siege of Knoxville, November, 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 66.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 35° 57.005′ N, 83° 57.376′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Kingston Pike (U.S. 70) 0.4 miles east of Cherokee Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3148 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bleak House (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Gen. William P. Sanders (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Dog Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); 2111 Terrace Avenue (approx. one mile away); Confederate States of America Camp Van Dorn
Bleak House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
2. Bleak House
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); UT RecSports Complex (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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