Cumberland Gap
Fort Lyon - Fort McCook

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1. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
2. Cumberland Gap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, a Virginia State Park
4. The Civil War in the Cumberland Gap

(2007) Fort Lyon
Located on the peak of Cumberland Mountain, Confederate Fort Lyon overlooked Virginia and Tennessee, while Fort Rains (Confederate name)/Fort McCook (Union name) overlooked Kentucky

(2007) Fort McCook
Located halfway up the mountain, this fort had good coverage of the near valley, and into the Middlesboro Basin. Fort McCook was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the war

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