Longstreet Encampment Historical

Longstreet Encampment Historical (HM1WGS)

Location: Sweetwater, TN 37874 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 35.922', W 84° 28.086'

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In mid to late 1863, Sweetwater was a supply and staging area for the Confederacy. It was the last secure depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, south of the Union lines. In November 1863, General Longstreet, with 15,000 men, camped here for four days to provision, prior to his siege of Knoxville in early December 1863.
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Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 729368 N 3942391
Decimal Degrees35.59870000, -84.46810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 35.922', W 84° 28.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 35' 55.32" N, 84° 28' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 S High St, Sweetwater TN 37874, US
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