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Battle of Armstrong's Hill - Perceiving that the key to a successful investment of Knoxville lay in controlling the heights south of the city, Longstreet ordered part of Hood's Division to cross the Holston River [now the Tennessee River] and move on the Federal positions at Forts Higley, Dickerson, and Stanley. This move was intended to allow the Confederate artillery to dominate the Federal lines west and north of the city by firing from the higher ground south of the river.


Battle of Ft. Sanders - The Battle of Fort Sanders was the decisive engagement of the Knoxville Campaign of the American Civil War, fought in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 29, 1863.

Battle of Horseshoe Bend - In the years following the American Revolution, colonial expansion continued westward across the State of Tennessee and the northern territories.

The Civil War in Knoxville - Collection of original clothing, weapons, and accoutrements at the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Civil War Times April 2005 Letters - "The article titled “Burnside vs. Longstreet in East Tennessee” in the December issue refers to the Tennessee River splitting into the Little Tennessee and Holston rivers about 10 miles upstream of Lenoir City. This is incorrect. The Holston and French Broad rivers converge to form the Tennessee River just barely east of Knoxville, then the Little Tennessee comes out of North Carolina and flows into the Tennessee River 20-30 miles southwest of Knoxville near Lenoir City. In fact, according to Dave Smith, an expert on the Civil War in East Tennessee, during the siege of Knoxville Union forces blocked off the Holston above Knoxville, thinking they had stopped all river traffic from the east. Somehow not knowing of the French Broad coming from the direction of Newport and Dandridge, the Union troops unknowingly allowed an almost unobstructed flow of supplies into besieged Knoxville and Fort Sanders."

Ellen Renshaw House Chapter No. 2624 United Daughters of the Confederacy - Ellen Renshaw House Chapter 2624, Knoxville, Tennessee, is a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the oldest patriotic lineal organization in the country; whose members strive to honor the memory of their Confederate ancestors, preserve Southern culture and heritage, and educate others about the true history of the War Between the States.

J. D. Weeks Civil War Page - This web site originally started as a tribute to my Great Great Grandfather, John Leonard Weeks, with a brief history of his Civil War record. I was able to locate three pictures of him, one in his Civil War uniform. However, as I continued my genealogy research I have discovered over fifty more of my ancestors who fought in the Civil War, some on both sides. Several were killed, some were wounded, and quite a few were taken to prisons.

James White's Fort - James White, The Founder of Knoxville, came here in the early 1780's from North Carolina. He had fought in the Revolutionary War and was given a land grant of 1,000 acres for his service. He built his 2-story log house on the present site of Knoxville in 1786.

Knox County in the Civil War - Because of its importance to transportation and commerce in East Tennessee, Knoxville was held for periods of time by both the Union and Confederate Armies.


Knoxville Campaign - The Knoxville Campaign was a series of American Civil War battles and maneuvers in East Tennessee during the fall of 1863.

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable - The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, commemoration, and preservation of our Civil War heritage.

Knoxville National Cemetery - Records of burials provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs on July 2, 2000.

Tennessee Society of the Sons of the Revolution

Tennessee’s Highest-ranking Confederate Officer - Alexander Peter Stewart was born on Oct. 2, 1821 in Rogersville, Tenn. in a home on present-day North Church Street. His parents were William and Elizabeth (Decherd) Stewart, who had recently located to Rogersville from Blountville where they purchased the downtown home for $300.

Tennessee’s Most Controversial General - He is undoubtedly one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in Tennessee history. He was a product of his turbulent times and a man who would rise to become regarded as one of the greatest military minds in the world – a feat he wouldn’t accomplish until well after his 40th birthday.

United Daughters of the Confederacy - The objectives of the national organization are historical, educational, benevolent, memorial, and patriotic. Honor the memory of those who served and fell in service to the Confederacy; protect, preserve and mark historic sites; collect and preserve the truthful history of the War Between the States; record the noble deeds of Southern women during and after the war; fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivors and toward those dependent on them; assist descendants of veterans in securing an education; and to cultivate friendships among the members of the organization.

USS Knoxville, PF-64 - PF-64 was launched 10 July 1943 by the Leatham D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract. She was sponsored by Mrs. Cecelia Daniel. She was delivered in New Orleans, Louisiana on 29 December 1943 and after extensive engine and hull alterations was commissioned 29 April 1944 under the command of LCDR G. R. Reynolds, USCG.


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