Friday marks 150th anniversary of Battle of Fort Sanders

Friday marks 150th anniversary of Battle of Fort Sanders

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Friday marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Battle of Fort Sanders, which happened on Nov. 29, 1863.

In October, hundreds took part in the Civil War re-enactment of the historic battles of Fort Sanders and Fort Campbell Station in Corryton. Both happened on East Tennessee soil.

Historians say these battles were defining moments for the war, helping to identify Knoxville as a strong-hold for the Union and not the Confederacy.

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