Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Railroad Trestle

Marker ID: THC 1E 77
Location: U.S. 11, Loudon County, in Loudon
County: Loudon
Waymark: None


This trestle, of high strategic value, was set on fire Sept. 2, 1863, by Gen. S.B. Buckner, CSA, in retiring south before the advance of Gen. Ambrose Burnside from Kingston. The Federals ran off a train from the south end Oct. 28, and the Confederates did likewise Dec. 2-3, in successful retirements northward.