LaGrange in Fayette County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Union Supply Base
Many historic buildings associated with LaGrange's Civil War story still stand. Woodlawn, completed in 1828, was Sherman's headquarters and a Union army hospital. Hancock Hall, which was finished in 1857, served as Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's headquarters. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant stayed there during a visit to LaGrange. Slaves constructed Immanuel Episcopal Church in 1842, and it served as a Union hospital after the battles of Shiloh and Corinth. The Lucy Holcombe Pickens House was the birthplace and early residence of Lucy Holcombe, the wife of the antebellum ambassador to Russia and the wartime South Carolina governor Francis W. Pickens. her portrait appeared on Confederate currency.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 2.705′ N, 89° 14.609′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Tennessee, in Fayette County. Marker is on Main Street south of Third Street (Tennessee Highway 57), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located across the street from the City Office. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TN 38046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Grange (within shouting distance of this marker); Grierson's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Immanuel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Woodlawn (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Bird Dog Field Trials (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then. Last updated on January 21, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.