Opportunity LostConfederate Gen. James Longstreet abandoned his siege of Knoxville early in December 1863 and withdrew northeast with Union Gen. John Parke following distantly. Parke sent Gen. James Shackleford ahead to harry Longstreet, who camped with his main force at Rogersville, where he took command of all upper East Tennessee Confederates. When Shackelford camped near Bean's Station north of the Holston River, Longstreet decided to turn and destroy the Union force. Before you is the battle site, partly covered by Cherokee Lake in 1940; some earthworks remain.
|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||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 287428 N 4023234|
|Decimal Degrees||36.33071667, -83.36828333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 19.843', W 83° 22.097'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 19' 50.58" N, 83° 22' 5.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-274 Bean Station Cemetery Rd, Bean Station TN 37708, US|
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