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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Kingsport

 
 
Battle of Kingsport Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
1. Battle of Kingsport Monument
Inscription.
On December 13, 1864 approx. 300
Confederate cavalrymen from 2nd Ky.
Cav. under Col. R. Morgan delayed the
advancing 5,500 Union cavalry under
Gen. Stoneman enroute to Saltville,
Va.. This monument is dedicated to
those brave Confederates and those
from East Tennessee who served
in defense of their Southern homeland.

 
Erected 1986 by John Singleton Mosby Camp No. 1409 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 32.934′ N, 82° 36.732′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Netherland Inn Road and Riverwoods Place, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Kingsport Greenbelt park at the confluence of the North & South Forks of the Holston River. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boat Yard (approx. one mile
Battle of Kingsport Monument (reverse side) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
2. Battle of Kingsport Monument (reverse side)
The North Fork of the Holston River is in the background.
away); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (approx. one mile away); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (approx. one mile away); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Long Island of the Holston (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gov. McMinn’s Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Gem Theatre (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Regarding Battle of Kingsport. Colonel R.(Richard) Morgan is the brother of General John Hunt Morgan.

General Stoneman had left Knoxville, Tennessee, to raid Confederate targets in Virginia: the salt works at Saltville, the lead works at Wytheville and the iron works in Marion. While Col. Morgan's small band held off a main Union force under Major General Alvan Cullem Gillem on the opposite side the Holston River, Col. Samuel Patton took a force of cavalry to a ford in the river 2.5 miles north and came down behind the Confederates. Out-numbered, out-flanked and demoralized by the bitter winter weather, Col. Morgan surrendered. The Confederates suffered 18 dead, and 84 prisoners of war
View of monument south towards the Holston Rivers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
3. View of monument south towards the Holston Rivers.
were sent to a Union prison in Knoxville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of monument looking north, uphill towards parking lot, along Netherland Inn Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
4. View of monument looking north, uphill towards parking lot, along Netherland Inn Road.
Walking trails here are along the North & South Forks of the Holston River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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