American Civil War
September 22, 1863
US Major General Ambrose Burnside, commander of the Department of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee to clear the roads and gaps to Virginia, and, if possible, secure the saltworks beyond Abingdon.
On September 22, Union Col. John W. Foster with his cavalry and artillery engaged Col. James E. Carter and his troops at Blountsville. Foster attacked at noon and in the four-hour battle, shelled the town and initiated a flanking movement, compelling the Confederates to withdraw. Blountsville was the initial step in the Union's attempt to force Confederate Major General Sam Jones and
his command to retire from East Tennessee.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Sullivan County
Campaign: East Tennessee Campaign (1863)
Date(s): September 22, 1863
Principal Commanders: Col. John W. Foster [US]; Col. James E. Carter [CS]
Forces Engaged: 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XXIII Army Corps, Department of the Ohio [US]; 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment and Artillery (approx. 1,200) [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 192 total (US 27; CS 165)
Ambrose Burnside, the Union general, was a major player on the Civil War stage from the
first clash at Bull Run until the final summer of the war. He led a corps or army during most of this time and played important roles in various theaters of the war.
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understanding of the Civil War, from a womens riot to a confederate cavalry rescue.
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
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