From the Knoxville News Sentinel:

During the Civil War in the fall of 1863 Union soldiers built a small fort west of downtown Knoxville near the railroad line that now runs through Third Creek Greenway.

The encampment was discovered about 10 years ago by local archaeologist and former University of Tennessee professor Charlie Faulkner. Thursday afternoon the site was commemorated by Knox County and Knoxville city officials with a bench and a plaque detailing the site’s significance.

Read the entire story here: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2017/03/02/civil-war-fort-recognized-west-downtown-knoxville/98636480/

A number of Knoxville Civil War Roundtable members attended the dedication of the site last week. Thanks to Dennis Urban for these photos: