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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 … Continue reading

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Fort Sanders’ namesake

Brig. Gen. William P. Sanders was an unusual Union officer, and not only for his Mississippi upbringing, Robert E. Lee’s attempt to oust him from West Point and his cousin Jefferson Davis’s action to prevent it. He remained loyal to … Continue reading

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The Lamar Hotel

Also known as the Lamar House and, today, at least on the rear (S. Gay Street) side, the Bijou Theatre. It was there that Union cavalryman Gen. William P. Sanders died from a mortal wounding by a Rebel sharpshooter (sniper), … Continue reading

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