Fort Sanders Anniversary

by Fred Ray on November 23, 2008 · 0 comments

This week marks the anniversary of the ill-fated Confederate assault on Fort Sanders, on what was then the outskirts of Knoxville, TN.

This year’s anniversary of the Knoxville campaign comes as students of the Civil War in East Tennessee and around the country begin organizing a campaign of their own to commemorate the war’s upcoming 150th anniversary and to save what remains of the nation’s bloodiest conflict.

April 2011 will mark the sesquicentennial of the Confederate assault on Fort Sumter in South Carolina and the beginning of a war that claimed nearly three-quarters of a million lives from North and South.


***

Check out the Siege of Petersburg Online for daily posts on battle accounts in newspaper articles, diary entries, letters and more!

What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

Want to read some interesting Civil War content from amateurs and pros alike? Check out the Top 10 Civil War Blogs and Top 10 Civil War Blogs: 11-20.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: