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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Dickerson

 
 
Fort Dickerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
1. Fort Dickerson Marker
Inscription. This Federal work was a major factor in the defense of Knoxville against Lt. Gen. Longstreet's assault in November, 1863. The fort and neighboring hills were manned by the 2nd Brigade(Cameron), 3rd Div., XXIII Corps, which repulsed by fire Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, advancing from Sweetwater and Maryville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E-79.)
 
Location. 35° 56.709′ N, 83° 54.734′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Chapman Highway SE north of Woodlawn Pike SE, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Back Door to Knoxville (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forts Dickerson and Stanley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Dickerson 1863–64 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Knoxville (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 1863 Siege of Knoxville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker
Entrance to Fort image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
2. Entrance to Fort
also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Regarding Fort Dickerson. This is one of several markers interpreting Fort Dickerson and Civil War activity around Knoxville. See the Fort Dickerson Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Dickerson Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document Fort Dickerson and the Civil War in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Underground Magazine image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
3. Underground Magazine
Gun Embrasure image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
4. Gun Embrasure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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