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World War II Casualties, Army and Air Force (Knox County) - A-J | K-S | T-Z

American Civil War Homepage

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.

Burnside and Longstreet face off in Earl J. Hess's Civil War study - While Grant gathered his forces and defeated Bragg in Chattanooga, Confederate James Longstreet tried to retake Knoxville from Union forces under Ambrose Burnside. The Knoxville campaign, usually regarded as a sideshow to the more strategically vital Chattanooga battle, has been comparatively understudied, but in "The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee," Earl J. Hess has given it the scholarly but readable treatment it deserves.

Civil War Trail - During the Civil War, Crescent Bend was used by both Union and Confederate Armies as a command center and hospital. Thousands of soldiers encamped and fought skirmishes on its farmland. It is also noteworthy for this era for possibly being a safe house on the Underground Railroad. A hidden trapdoor beneath the main staircase led to a room where runaway slaves were sheltered.

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

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

Knoxville Walking Tour - It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.

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.

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.

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