Though the odds might have seemed to favor the Confederates—about 3,000 of whom were involved in the charge on the fort, manned by only about 440 Union soldiers—it was a disaster that ended the Knoxville campaign, and almost ended Gen. Longstreet’s military career.

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Though the odds might have seemed to favor the Confederates—about 3,000 of whom were involved in the charge on the fort, manned by only about 440 Union soldiers—it was a disaster that ended the Knoxville campaign, and almost ended Gen. Longstreet’s military career.

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