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Related Historical MarkersBattle of Barbourville
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
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|First skirmish in eastern Ky. On Sept. 19, 1861, Zollicoffer's CSA troops approached Barbourville. Home guard obstructed bridge, CSA took another route, were repulsed twice before guards retreated. Considerable property destroyed in town. CSA Gen. . . . — — Map (db m35771) HM|
|On September 19, 1861, near the spot where you now stand, a small contingent of Knox County Home Guard faced 800 Confederates at the bridge spanning Town Spring Branch. In 1992 the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission named the Battle of Barbourville . . . — — Map (db m35809) HM|
|(First Panel): Camp Andy Johnson Established August 1861 Camp Andy Johnson was named for Senator Andrew Johnson of Greenville, Tennessee, the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal. The camp was a refuge for the loyal men . . . — — Map (db m35810) HM|
|(First Panel): Building Union Support Tennessee Unionists Revolt Tennessee seceded from the Union in June 1861. Most people in Middle and West Tennessee supported that action but a large number of East Tennesseans did no. East Tennesseans . . . — — Map (db m35830) HM|
Oct. 4, 2022