Though it’s not a full-scale replica of Fort Sanders, this modern-day rebuild of a bastion of the fort, a permanent feature constructed about six years ago on the farm of Smiley Clapp, near Corryton, is based on original engineers’ specifications, and is as close as we’re ever likely to see.  Through telescopes, the Knoxville area’s largest fort didn’t look nearly as impregnable as it was.

Photo by Shawn Poynter

Though it’s not a full-scale replica of Fort Sanders, this modern-day rebuild of a bastion of the fort, a permanent feature constructed about six years ago on the farm of Smiley Clapp, near Corryton, is based on original engineers’ specifications, and is as close as we’re ever likely to see. Through telescopes, the Knoxville area’s largest fort didn’t look nearly as impregnable as it was.

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