Reprise: Honors for Gen. Sanders

In addition to having the earthwork the Rebels dubbed Fort Loudon named for him, Union Gen. William P. Sanders has had other honors since—including a curious juxtaposition of his historical marker with his onetime burial place.

“Knoxville’s Fort Sanders neighborhood and Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital, both of which are located on the site of the fort, are also named after him.

“In addition, the Sons of Union Veterans has a chapter in East Tennessee named in memory of ‘Colonel William P. Sanders.’ A historic marker on Kingston Pike denotes the location where he was mortally wounded.

“Ironically, the marker is on the property of Second Presbyterian Church, which relocated from downtown Knoxville to the place where William Sanders was hit.”

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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