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
Mabry-Hazen House Museum and Bethel Cemetery
Knoxville, TN


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

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Related Battles

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