This is a sketch of cannons on the upper deck of a fort.

Fort Sanders Battlefield

Long ago overcome by development, the Fort Sanders area in Knoxville just west of downtown along 17th Street became the site of many Victorian homes built decades after the war.  The McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville features a permanent exhibit on the battle at Fort Sanders and the Knoxville Campaign of 1863. Artifacts found at the site of nearby Morgan Hill are also highlighted in the exhibit. A driving tour of Knoxville Civil War sites is available at the Visit Knoxville Visitor Center on Gay Street.

Fort Sanders Battlefield: What's Nearby

Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Museum
East Tennessee History Center
Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Old Gray Cemetery
Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Museum
Mabry-Hazen House Museum and Bethel Cemetery
Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Dickerson
Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)
Knoxville, TN
Civil War  |  Heritage Site
From Bridge to Bridge Driving Tour Brochure
Morristown, TN
Civil War  |  Museum
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
Harrogate, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Middlesboro, KY
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Dickson-Williams Mansion
Greeneville, TN
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Greeneville, TN


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 69 acres at Fort Sanders Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Knoxville, TN | November 29, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties