Historic Markers Across Tennessee



West Wing of Federal Lines



Marker ID: THC 1E 85
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Neyland Drive, near Second Creek
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.134    W 083° 55.429
  35.95223333    -83.92381666
Waymark: None
 



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West Wing of Federal Line


The west wing of Burnside's entrenchments in the Federal defense of Knoxville, Nov. 17 - Dec. 4, 1863 was anchored here on the river. His line ran northeast to the site of Melrose Hall, University of Tennessee, then north to Ft. Sanders (17th St. and Laurel Ave.), where the Confederate assault was make Nov. 29. Longstreet's picket line ended about 1200 yards west of here.

Tennessee Historical Commission