Saturday, December 3, 2011

Knoxville's Fort Dickerson

From KnoxvilleNews.com "Fort Dickerson offers living history weekend." Well, it already happened, but I don't know much about Civil War actions around Knoxville.

The Knoxville Civil War Round Table announced their annual Fort Dickerson Days at the Fort Dickerson Park in South Knoxville in honor of the 148th anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville.

At one time, sixteen earthen forts ringed the city.

Fort Dickerson was named for fallen Union Ar,y Captain Jonathan C. Dickerson who died in action near Cleveland, Tennessee.

The Siege of Knoxville was broken when Confederate General Longstreet's army was defeated at Fort Sanders Nov. 29, 1863. Only Dickerson and two other forts, Stanley and Higley still survive.

Save the Fort. --Old B-R'er

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