Battle of Blountville
On September 22, 1863 Confederate forces, outnumbered 2 to 1, met with Federal forces in what is now Sullivan County. This was the Battle of Blountville, a 4-hour siege that began when Union Col. John W. Foster attacked and shelled the town, setting fire to the Courthouse, initiating a flanking movement and compelling the Confederate forces to withdraw. Confederate men, women and children retreated through Brown's meadows, resulting in a Union victory. In 2008, historic Blountville, Tennessee became the second site in the State of Tennessee to become an official part of the Tennessee Civil War Trails. Visit this historic site and step on the very land where the battle took place.