Photo Friday – Loudon Railroad Trestle

Today’s photo is of the Loudon Railroad Trestle that spans the Tennessee River in Loudon, TN.

This trestle, of high strategic value, was set on fire Sept. 2, 1863, by General S.B. Buckner, C.S.A., in retiring south before the advance of General Ambrose Burnside from Kingston. The Federals ran off a train from the south end Oct. 28, and the Confederates did likewise Dec. 2-3, in successful retirements northward.

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