East Tennessee Rescued, Southwestern Virginia Harassed

Brian D. McKnight

in Contested Borderland

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780813123899
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134895 | DOI:
East Tennessee Rescued, Southwestern Virginia Harassed

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This chapter examines the battle between Confederate and Union armies in East Tennessee and southwestern Virginia during the period from October 1863 to March 1864. During this period, East Tennessee became a bloody battleground between the Union and Confederate armies, and while the war had left the mountains of eastern Kentucky, the Union army's movement into East Tennessee brought more pressure to bear on southwestern Virginia.

Keywords: East Tennessee; southwestern Virginia; Confederate army; Union army; Kentucky

Chapter.  7406 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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