Bean Station in Grainger County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Bean's Station
On December 14, Longstreetís infantry pushed the Federals into Beanís Station while his cavalry swept around their northern and southern flanks to block any retreat. Federal artillery fired on the Confederates in front of Beanís Station Tavern, and Confederate guns replied. Hundreds of rounds were exchanged. After repelling several assaults, Federal troops retreated toward Rutledge. Longstreet learned that his cavalry commander, Gen. William T. Martin, had not delayed the main Federal force. Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones held Beanís Station Gap, but resourceful Federals escaped west through the hills. Longstreetís commanders balked at an all-out pursuit, citing meager supplies and their men's weariness. As Union reinforcements arrived, the Confederates marched toward
The historic tavern remained intact until 1940, when it was dismantled before the creation of Cherokee Lake. A later fire destroyed the buildingís materials before it could be rebuilt.
Gen. James Longstreet Courtesy Library of Congress
Gen. John G. Parke Courtesy Library of Congress
Beanís Station Tavern by Wendy Leedy, 2010
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 19.843′ N, 83° 22.097′ W. Marker is in Bean Station, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 11W and Bean Station Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 11W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5980 Highway 11W South, Bean Station TN 37708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bean Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bean Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. Mulberry Grove (approx. 8.2 miles away); Williams Home Place (approx. 8.2 miles away); Morristown College (approx. 8.6 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); Johnson's First Tailor Shop (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bean Station.
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