Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Longstreet Encampment



Marker ID: THC 1F 41
Location: 318 S High St, Sweetwater, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 35.922    W 084° 28.086
  35.5987    -84.4681
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Longstreet Encampment


In mid to late 1863, Sweetwater was a supply and staging area for the Confederacy. It was the last secure depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, South of the Union lines. In November 1863, General Longstreet, with 15,000 men, camped here for 4 days to provision, prior to his siege of Knoxville in early December 1863.

Tennessee Historical Commission.