Defending KnoxvilleOn November 4, 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's garrison at Knoxville. Burnside confronted Longstreet below Knoxville, then withdrew on November 12. Longstreet followed, besieging the city. In Chattanooga, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army defeated Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's forces at the end of the month. Grant ordered Gen. William T. Sherman to reinforce Burnside. Longstreet withdrew on December 4, as Sherman's 25,000 men approached. Sherman soon rejoined Grant.
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|Placed By||Tennesse Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 236995 N 3982148|
|Decimal Degrees||35.94833333, -83.91583333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 56.9', W 83° 54.95'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 56' 54" N, 83° 54' 57" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW, Knoxville TN 37920, US|
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