Knoxville Campaign timeline

  • Battle of Cumberland Gap

    The old Wilderness Road cutting through the Gap was a natural invasion route. For the Confederacy, it led to the rich Kentucky bluegrass country to... Read more

  • Battle of Blountsville

    Description: Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee to clear the roads... Read more

  • Battle of Blue Springs

    Description: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee to clear the roads... Read more

  • Battle of Campbell's Station

    Description: In early November 1863, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, with two divisions and about 5,000 cavalry, was detached from the Confederate Army... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Sanders - Poor Gunpowder Quality Hinders Longstreet

    Description: In attempting to take Knoxville, the Confederates decided that Fort Sanders was the only vulnerable place where they could penetrate... Read more

  • Battle of Bean's Station

    Description: Lt. Gen. James Longstreet abandoned the Siege of Knoxville, on December 4, 1863, and retreated northeast towards Rogersville,... Read more