Medal of Honor 17th Michigan Volunteer Regiment Historical

Medal of Honor 17th Michigan Volunteer Regiment Historical (HM1X70)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37934 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 51.217', W 84° 10.633'

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Turkey Creek & Campbell Station November 16, 1863

—9th Corps - First Division - Third BrigadeCaptain Frederick Swift · Sgt. Joseph Brandle —

On November 16, 1863, the 17th Michigan was assigned as part of the Rear Guard along with the 2nd Michigan, 20th Michigan and the 100th Pennsylvania to protect the rest of Burnside's Army which were now in retreat into the defenses of Knoxville.

The Confederates, under General Longstreet caught up with the 17th Michigan skirmishers of the Rear Guard at Turkey Creek, a few hundred yards from this spot.

Almost cut off, Captain Frederick Swift of Company E and Sgt. Joseph Brandle, the flag bearer, rallied the regiment and stopped the Confederates from over running them and the rest of the guard.

For this action, Captain Swift and Sgt. Brandle were awarded the Medal of Honor.

Losses for the 17th Michigan
7 Killed
52 Wounded
HM NumberHM1X70
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754912 N 3971392
Decimal Degrees35.85361667, -84.17721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 51.217', W 84° 10.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 51' 13.02" N, 84° 10' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12420 Evans Rd, Knoxville TN 37934, US
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