Bivouac of ReconciliationIn November 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet besieged Knoxville and Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's force there. Late in the month, after the Federal victory at Chattanooga, Gen. William T. Sherman led his corps north through largely Unionist Loudon County to Knoxville to relieve the siege. Sherman's men bivouacked at several places in thecounty, transforming the countryside into an armed camp.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 751417 N 3952846|
|Decimal Degrees||35.68750000, -84.22170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 41.25', W 84° 13.302'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 41' 15.00" N, 84° 13' 18.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1859 King Rd, Greenback TN 37742, US|
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