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Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. Closing on the enemy's lines a gallant dash the Federal positions Fort Loudon, later called Fort Sanders assault of the Fort carefully planned General McLaws advises delay the order reiterated and emphasized gallant effort by the brigades of Generals Wofford, Humphreys, and Bryan
twelve thousand effective men, exclusive of the recruits and loyal Tennesseeans.
He had fifty-one guns of position, including eight on the southeast side.
Fort Loudon, afterwards called for the gallant Sanders, who fell defending it, was a bastion earthwork, built upon an irregular quadrilateral.
The sides were, south front, columns of regiments.
Third. The assault to be made with fixed bayonets, and without firing a gun.
Fourth. Should be made against the northwest angle of Fort Loudon or Sanders.
Fifth. The men should be urged to the work with a determination to succeed, and should rush to it without hallooing.
Sixth. The sharp-shooters