Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Assault Upon Fort Sanders

Marker ID: THC 1E 68
Location: On Laurel St at 17th St., Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.537    W 083° 56.034
  35.95895    -83.9339
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AR0


Four brigades of infantry, Gen. James Longstreet's First Corps, emerging from the declivity to the north, made a bayonet charge upon the Federal Fort Sanders at this point, at dawn, Nov. 29, 1863. They were stopped with heavy casualties by a deep ditch an


More information:
Wikipedia: Knoxville Campaign