Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Cherokee Heights



Marker ID: THC 1E 71
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Neyland Drive
County: Knox
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Cherokee Heights, across the river, was seized by Gen. James Longstreet, CSA., Nov. 23, 1863, in order to bombard the Federal Fort Sanders, 2400 yards to the north. The fire was not effective due to quality of powder and extreme range.
Knox County, in Kn