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Battle of Mossy Creek Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon Fletcher, November 6, 2010
Battle of Mossy Creek Marker
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C83 — Battle of Mossy CreekDecember 29, 1863
On East Old Andrew Johnson Highway 0.1 miles south of Municipal Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along . . . — Map (db m28311) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C42 — Carson - Newman College
On Russel Avenue at Andrew Johnson Highway (Tennessee Highway 11E), on the right when traveling north on Russel Avenue.
½ mi. Following organizational meetings in 1849, this was chartered as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in 1851. It closed 1861-65, its buildings being occupied and badly damaged by Federal troops in that period. Resuming operation in . . . — Map (db m28488) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1E 123 — Cox Millca. 1792
On Fielden Store Road at River Road, on the right when traveling west on Fielden Store Road.
A Revolutionary War veteran wounded at the Battle of King's Mountain on October 1, 1780, William Cox Sr. built Cox Mill, a grist mill, on this site about 1792. He was an "Overmountain Man" living in Watauga in 1775. As a delegate from Washington . . . — Map (db m84368) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — Mossy Creek EngagementBending but not Breaking
On East Old Andrew Johnson Highway 0.1 miles south of Municipal Road., on the right when traveling south.
(preface) In November 1863, Confederated Gen. James Longstreet led a force from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s army at Knoxville. The campaign failed, and in December Longstreet’s men marched east along the East . . . — Map (db m70659) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — 1C 94 — Sarah Swann Hall(1904)
On Russell Avenue at Swann Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Russell Avenue.
Side 1 Sarah Swann Hall, Grand Lady of Carson~Newman University, has been "home" to generations of students. Colonel Alfred Reuben Swann (1843~1926), visionary Jefferson County businessman and Carson~Newman trustee, built this stately home . . . — Map (db m108736) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), Jefferson City — Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner
On Hicks Road, on the right when traveling north.
For Black Methodist Episcopal Church, School, and Cemetery. Deeded 1867 to Trustees: John Roper • Jacob Branner • Joseph Peck • William Houston • Richard Dan — Map (db m107951) HM

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