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

Fort Sanders

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
1. Fort Sanders Marker
Inscription. Fort Sanders, a bastioned earthwork on the ridge two blocks north of here, was the scene of Gen. James Longstreet's unsuccessful assault upon the Federal defenses of Knoxville at dawn, Nov. 29, 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 1E 69.)
 
Location. 35° 57.441′ N, 83° 55.83′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Cumberland Avenue (U.S. 70), on the left when traveling north on 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Byington (about 700 feet away); James Rufus Agee (about 700 feet away); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sanders (approx. mile away); West Wing of Federal Lines (approx. half a mile away); Mecklenburg Place (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 29, 2013
2. Fort Sanders Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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