Fort Dickerson - The Civil War

Fort Dickerson is one of 16 Union earthen forts and battery positions that protected Knoxville during the Civil war from November, 1863 to May, 1865. It is said to be the best preserved of all Civil War earthworks. The fort looked over the Holston (now Tennessee) River on the south side. Ft. Dickerson was named for it's first commander, Capt. Jonathan C. Dickerson of the 112th Illinois Volunteer Mounted Infantry. There are several replica cannons around this area of the park and stones in the ground that describe what you are seeing. This Adventure Lab encompasses the upper area of the park. Here you will find picnic tables and benches to enjoy. There are hiking trails and a large quarry in the park also. There is a "Bonus" cache when you complete this AL. GC93KFQ Hints at each location will take you there! All information was taken from Google and signs on the site. Parking coordinates: N 35 56.887 W083 54.976 I hope you have a fun and interesting experience exploring Fort Dickerson!

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