Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Dickerson



Marker ID: THC 1E 82
Location: TN 71, Knox County, in Knoxville, on Fort Dickerson Hill
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 56.900    W 083° 54.960
  35.94833333    -83.916
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKPN8
 



Text:

Linking with other hills south of the river, this Union position was a major factor in the defense of Knoxville. Occupied on Nov. 1, 1862, by the 2nd Brig. (Col. Daniel Cameron), 3rd Div., XXIII Corps, its gunfire broke up an attempt on Nov. 15-16 by Conf