Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Byington



Marker ID: THC 1E 70
Location: on James Agee St., south of Lee Hwy (US 11), Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.467    W 083° 55.700
  35.95778333    -83.92833333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM11BJ
 



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Fort Byington


"The Hill", dear to University of Tennessee alumni, was protected by a battery of Federal cannon and a brigade of infantry during Longstreet's siege of Knoxville, in Nov., 1863. A line of entrenchments ran across the west and south slopes of the hill, connecting Fort Sanders and Second Creek.

Tennessee Historical Commission



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More information:
Wikipedia: Knoxville Campaign
History: