Sander's RaidUnion Gen. Ambrose Burnside needed to gather information on Confederate troop strength and to cripple the important East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad before he invaded East Tennessee in 1863. In June, he ordered Col. William P. Sanders to march from Kentucky and destroy track both north and south of Knoxville. Unable to destroy the heavily-defended railroad bridge crossing the Tennessee River at Loudon, Sanders and his 1,500 men (including the locally raised 1st East Tennessee Mounted Infantry) turned to Lenoir's Station, located within the 2,700-acre plantation of the Lenoir family. On June 19, Sander's troops overwhelmed a small Confederate force here and destroyed the depot, the general store, and a railroad car containing Confederate military supplies. They also captured 65 artillery men and their cannons, horses, and mules.
|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||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 747328 N 3964218|
|Decimal Degrees||35.79095000, -84.26333333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 47.457', W 84° 15.8'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 47' 27.42" N, 84° 15' 48.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600-614 S Hill St, Lenoir City TN 37771, US|
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