Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Relief of Knoxville

Marker ID: THC 1E 75
Location: on Broadway Avenue (State Highway 33), Maryville, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 45.099    W 083° 58.511
  35.75165    -83.97518333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNFYX


Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, U.S.A., arrived in Blount County with 25,000 men, Dec. 5, 1863, to relieve Gen. Ambrose Burnside besieged at Knoxville by Gen. James Longstreet. The 15th Corps camped around Maryville, the 11th around Louisville and the 4th s.w. t