Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
An American Civil War Regiment

This photograph shows the railroad bridge over the Holston River by the town of Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County, Tennessee, near Knoxville.  A military fort is just visible on crest of the far hill.  A portion of the 80th Indiana was stationed at Strawberry Plains on September 17-18, 1863.  The regiment marched through this area and crossed the bridge on Christmas Day 1863.  The 80th was camped near Strawberry Plains from January 18-22, 1864.  On January 22nd they crossed over the bridge and then it was burned to keep it from being captured by Confederate forces.  The 80th returned to Strawberry Plains on February 24, 1864 when it camped in a nearby woods until March 11, 1864.  The regiment's final visit was on April 22, 1864 when it marched over the re-built bridge and briefly rested nearby before leaving the area for good.

This image is from a wet collodion photograph printed on glass.  It was taken by George N. Barnard between late 1863 and early 1864.  Source: Digital ID: CWP 4a39758, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.  The image above has been cropped and electronically enhanced by Deep Vee Productions.

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All Rights Reserved. Created June 28, 2001. Last updated January 2, 2005.

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