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
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.