Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Sanders

Marker ID: THC 1E 69
Location: at the intersection of Lee Hwy (US 11) and 16th St. Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.441    W 083° 55.830
  35.95735    -83.9305
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM11BG


Fort Sanders, a bastioned earthwork on the ridge two blocks nore of here, was the scene of Gen. James Longstreet's unsuccessful assault upon the Federal defenses of Knoxville at dawn, Nov. 29, 1863.

Tennessee Historical Commission


More information:
Wikipedia: Knoxville Campaign