Siege on Fort Historical

Siege on Fort Historical (HM1XJ4)

Location: Rocky Top, TN 37769 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'

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The Tennessee Coal Mining Company in Briceville dismissed convict labor in February 1892 and sold stock in the company to miners. Subsequent attempts to convince Gov. Buchanan to remove troops from the watershed failed, so miners attacked at this location in the summer of 1892.

Soldiers repulsed attacks using Gatling guns. Miners switched tactics and captured Col. Kellar Anderson, commander of the fort, one night while he was in the town of Coal Creek. General Sam Carnes arrived with reinforcements to impose marshal law, holding local townspeople hostage, until the commander was released.
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HM NumberHM1XJ4
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Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 754673 N 4011485
Decimal Degrees36.21471667, -84.16695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 52.98" N, 84° 10' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Beech Grove Rd, Rocky Top TN 37769, US
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