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Siege of Knoxville
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November 4, 1863 Braxton Bragg orders James Longstreet to Knoxville to operate against Ambrose Burnside. Longstreet is the last of the generals that complained to Jefferson Davis about Bragg. Tennessee
  Braxton Bragg
  James Longstreet
November 16, 1863 Battle of Campbell's Station, Knoxville

Ambrose Burnside [US] withdraws following an attack by James Longstreet [CS].
  Ambrose Burnside
  James Longstreet
November 17, 1863
December 4, 1863
Siege of Knoxville Tennessee
  James Longstreet
  Ambrose Burnside
November 28, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant orders William Tecumseh Sherman to advance on Knoxville and relieve Ambrose Burnside Tennessee
  Ambrose Burnside
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William Tecumseh Sherman
November 29, 1863 Battle of Fort Sanders (earlier known as Ft. Loudon or Loudoun) Tennessee
  Battle of Fort Sanders
  Lafayette McLaws
  Ambrose Burnside
December 3, 1863 James Longstreet begins a two-day withdrawal from Knoxville to Greeneville following the Siege of Knoxville. Tennessee
  James Longstreet
December 6, 1863 William Tecumseh Sherman enters Knoxville, formally ending the siege Tennessee
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 9, 1863
December 14, 1863
Battle of Bean's Station

Federal forces probe Longstreet's lines near his winter camp. After several days of heavy skirmishing, Longstreet struck the Union line on Dec. 14, driving Brigadier General James Shackleford back about 1.5 miles before he made a stand. Union forces withdrew that evening.
  James Longstreet

Siege of Knoxville

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