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Russellville in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Longstreet's Billet

 
 
Longstreet's Billet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
1. Longstreet's Billet Marker
Inscription.  Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Corps occupied this area during the winter of 1863-64, with the mission of securing east Tennessee to the Confederacy. He and his staff occupied this house at that time. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's troops were to the north of the road, and McLaws' Division to the south. McLaws lived at Hayslope.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 15.416′ N, 83° 11.749′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11) and Depot Street, on the right when traveling west on E Andrew Johnson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville TN 37860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longstreet's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayslope (approx. mile away); Cheek's Crossroads (approx.
Marker and House Used by Longstreet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
2. Marker and House Used by Longstreet
one mile away); Coffman House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bent Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Bent Creek Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Another View of the House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
3. Another View of the House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,763 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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