Farragut in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Medal of Honor 17th Michigan Volunteer Regiment
Turkey Creek & Campbell Station November 16, 1863
—9th Corps - First Division - Third Brigade
Captain Frederick Swift • Sgt. Joseph Brandle —
The Confederates, under General Longstreet caught up with the 17th Michigan skirmishers of the Rear Guard at Turkey Creek, a few hundred yards from this spot.
Almost cut off, Captain Frederick Swift of Company E and Sgt. Joseph Brandle, the flag bearer, rallied the regiment and stopped the Confederates from over running them and the rest of the guard.
For this action, Captain Swift and Sgt. Brandle were awarded the Medal of Honor.
Losses for the 17th Michigan
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 35° 51.217′ N, 84° 10.633′ W. Marker is in Farragut, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Evans Road and Virtue Road, on the right when traveling east on Evans Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37934, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The U.S. Veterans Memorial (within shouting Battle of Campbell's Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Campbell Station (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Old Cumberland Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Farragut Schools: Early Years (approx. 2.4 miles away); Farragut Schools: Recent Years (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
Also see . . . 17th Michigan Infantry. (Submitted on March 8, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 4. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.