Breastworks Historical

Breastworks Historical (HM1XJ9)

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

N 36° 12.883', W 84° 10.017'

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Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard became easy targets for miners positioned on higher ground after trees were cut from Fort Anderson. Convicts then dug these breastworks to provide cover from attacking miners.

War correspondents from national news publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Harper's Weekly magazine convinced soldiers to pose for photographs by standing guard over convicts during construction of the breastworks. Accidental discharge of his rifle by one of the soldiers killed a convict and put an end to the practice of posing for photographs.
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HM NumberHM1XJ9
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Placed ByCoal Creek Watershed Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:04am 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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