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Strawberry Plains Bridge (Tenn.) Stereoview

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2283

This stereoview photograph presents a Civil War-era scene of the Strawberry Plains Bridge, the ruins of a nearby house, and a soldier standing guard. The card is No. 2668 in the War Views series, published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. of New York.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This undated stereoview photograph pictures the Strawberry Plains Bridge during the Civil War. Also seen are the ruins of a nearby house and a soldier standing guard.

Biographical/Historical Note

Spanning the Holston River approximately 15 miles from Knoxville, the 1600-foot-long Strawberry Plains Bridge was crucial to railroad transportation through East Tennessee during the Civil War. It escaped burning on the night of November 8, 1861, when five of the nine bridges in the area were destroyed. Led by Union Colonel William P. Sanders, a band of mounted infantrymen burned the bridge in June 1863 to disrupt Confederate supply lines in advance of the Army of the Ohio's move into East Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in June 2002.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480