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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stringer's Ridge

 
 
Stringer's Ridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
1. Stringer's Ridge Marker
Inscription. Named for Capt. William Stringer, a pioneer. From there, Federal artillery in Brig. Gen. James S. Negley's task force bombarded Chattanooga, June 7 & 8, 1862, then retired. On Aug. 21, 1863, Capt. Eli Lilley's 18th Indiana Battery, of Wilder's Brigade, again fired on Chattanooga from this ridge and opened the Chickamauga Campaign.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 64.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 4.37′ N, 85° 19.292′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on U.S. 27, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Wilder's Artillery Position (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williams' Island (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1864 Military Bridge (approx. one mile away); Union Block House (approx. one mile away); Camp Contraband (approx. 1.1 miles away); United States Colored Troops (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brown's Ferry Federal Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Occupied Chattanooga (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Additional comments.
Stringer's Ridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 23, 2007
2. Stringer's Ridge Marker

1. Additional Information on the Marker Location
Marker is located between the two south-bound on-ramps from Whitehall Road and Dayton Boulevard, approximately 1/4 mile north of the Manning Road exit. It is accessible by parking on Whitehall Road near its intersection with Ladd Avenue, to the right of the Manning Street exit sign shown in the photos.
    — Submitted March 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

2. Missing!
On 24 December 2010, I noticed the marker has disappeared. I was unable to get a picture at the time, but plan to do so in the near future. If anyone has information related to this, please let us know!
    — Submitted January 3, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stringer's Ridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
3. Stringer's Ridge Marker
Marker as seen looking South from near the Dayton Boulevard on-ramp.
Stringer's Ridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
4. Stringer's Ridge Marker
Marker as seen looking North from the Whitehall Road on-ramp.
Stringer's Ridge Marker is Missing! Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
5. Stringer's Ridge Marker is Missing!
It appears to have been hit by a car or something. The post is still there (bent over), but the guard rail has been repaired.
Stringer's Ridge Marker Pole Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 19, 2011
6. Stringer's Ridge Marker Pole
A view of the marker's pole at the end of the guard rail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,670 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5, 6. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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