Simultaneous Union and Confederate RalliesIn April 1861, before Tennessee seceded, Knoxville was deeply divided. Excited residents gathered in the streets and held rallies to sway public opinion. These divisions were never more visible then than during simultaneous Union and Confederate rallies on Gay Street (one-half block straight ahead) on April 27, 1861. Knoxville artist and keen observer Samuel Bell Palmer captured the spirit of the time in a sketch made from memory while he was a prisoner of war in Illinois.
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 236938 N 3983599|
|Decimal Degrees||35.96138333, -83.91695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 57.683', W 83° 55.017'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 57' 40.98" N, 83° 55' 1.02" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 342-382 Main St, Knoxville TN 37902, US|
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