Federal Underground Route - 1A 83 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 35.530 W 082° 34.313
17S E 359391 N 4050781
Quick Description: "The Old Red Fox" was a Unionist pilot, leading Confederate deserters, prison escapees, slaves, and all manner of fugitives through the mountains into Kentucky or wherever the Union lines would advance.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2008 3:35:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM4ZR9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 14

Long Description:
Sign text:
After hiding by day with his groups of recruits for the Union Army from Confederate-held Tennessee in the dense undergrowth of White Oak Flats, Captain Dan Ellis passed them into Virginia near here, then crossed North Holston River before ascending Clinch Mountain enroute to Kentucky.

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Daniel_Ellis) entry for Dan Ellis provides further information.
Marker Name: Federal Underground Route

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 1A 83

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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