Siege on Fort
Soldiers repulsed attacks using Gatling guns. Miners switched tactics and captured Col. Kellar Anderson, commander of the fort, one night while he was in the town of Coal Creek. General Sam Carnes arrived with reinforcements to impose marshal law, holding local townspeople hostage, until the commander was released.
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
Location. 36° 12.883′ N, 84° 10.017′ W. Marker is in Rocky Top, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on Vowell Mountain Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City TN 37769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Militia Hill (here, next to this marker); Breastworks
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.