Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Longstreet's Billet

Marker ID: THC 1B 30
Location: at the intersection of E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11) and Depot Street, Russellville, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 15.416    W 083° 11.749
  36.25693333    -83.19581666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM57WD


Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Corps occupied this area during the winter of 1863-64, with the mission of securing east Tennessee to the Confederacy. He and his staff occupied this house at that time. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's troops were to the north of the road, and McLaws' Division to the south. McLaws lived at Hayslope.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.