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Fort Dickerson - 1E 79
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 35° 56.706 W 083° 54.727
17S E 237320 N 3981779
Quick Description: This Tennessee historic marker stands just east of the Chapman Highway, at the intersection with Fort Dickerson Road.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2014 8:46:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMKP8W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 7

Long Description:
Fort Dickerson Road climbs up a hill from Chapman Highway to the remains of Fort Dickerson. The text is the same on both sides of the marker and reads:


1E 79

FORT DICKERSON

This Federal work was a major
factor in the defense of Knoxville
against Lt. Gen. Longstreet's assault
in November, 1863. The fort and
neighboring hills were manned by
the 2nd Brigade (Cameron), 3rd Div.,
XXIII Corps, which repulsed by fire
Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, advancing
from Sweetwater and Maryland.

TENNESSEE HISTORICAL COMMISSION


Marker Name: Fort Dickerson

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker Number: 1E 79

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


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