A neighborhood’s ghost

The real Fort Sanders is long gone, but it haunts the Knoxville neighborhood named for it. And the ghost still draws researchers, including retired University of Tennessee archeologist Charlie Faulkner:

“The earthwork fort actually stood for decades after the war; there was some unfulfilled hope the federal government would buy it for a monument. Over time, streets were cut through it. Starting in the late 19th century a lot of ground where soldiers fought and died got pushed about as houses were built.”

Faulkner’s investigation leaves reason to believe the fort was larger than previously believed.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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