Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Site of Union Pontoon Bridge



Marker ID: THC 1E 72
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Central Avenue, Chisholm Tavern Park
County: Knox
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

A pontoon bridge at the foot of Central Avenue enabled Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, U.S.A., to hold the heights on the south side of the river during the siege of Knoxville, November, 1863. They were called, from left to right, Sevierville Hill, Fort Stanl