Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War in Union County
Union County's proximity to Cumberland Gap, which changed hands several times, led to two military engagements here. On June 30, 1862, Union Col. Robert K. Byrd's 1st Tennessee Infantry with two companies of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry were foraging along Powell River west of Maynardville when several companies of the Confederate 1st Georgia and 1st Tennessee Cavalry regiments attacked them. Five Federals were captured, but Byrd's men captured one Confederate. Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside secured Cumberland Gap and occupied this area in September 1863. On December 1-2, Col. Felix Graham's 5th Indiana Cavalry skirmished with Confederate forces at Walker's Ford a dozen miles northeast of here on the Clinch river andat Blaine's Crossroads about eight miles southeast.
The Federal occupation and Confederate raids wreaked havoc on farms and market patterns. Foragers stripped crops, livestock, and fences from the landscape. Slaves and free blacks fled to the Federals in such numbers
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 14.933′ N, 83° 48.2′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Maynardville Highway (Tennessee Route 33/61) and Spring Strret, on the right when traveling east on Maynardville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3824 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville TN 37807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. ¼ mile away); Racoon Valley (approx. 2½ miles away); Walker's Ford (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 7.3 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 8.4 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 8½ miles away); Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 8.8 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.