Savannah in Hardin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
War Comes to Savannah
For the next three months, Federal troops occupied the town. Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters at the home of William Harrell Cherry. After the Battle of Shiloh, Union wounded flooded the town. Hundreds died; many were buried in the local cemetery. After the war these bodies were moved to the National Cemetery at Shiloh overlooking Pittsburgh Landing.
Erected by Shiloh National Military Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
Location. 35° 13.519′ N, 88° 15.156′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Tennessee, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 64) and West Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah TN 38372, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Cherry Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Hardin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grant at Cherry Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Approach to Shiloh (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Approach to Shiloh (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Engagement on Shiloh Battlefield (approx. 6.4 miles away); 9th Illinois Infantry (approx. 6.4 miles away); Headquarters General U. S. Grant (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding War Comes to Savannah. For more information on the history of Savannah and Hardin County, visit the Tennessee River Museum, just down Main Street to your left, next to the Hardin County Courthouse.
Far right is picture of General Ulysses S. Grant
Below Grant's picture is: The Cherry Mansion Grant's headquarters from March 17 to April 6, 1862. A rare antebellum structure in Savannah, the house stands 1/4 miles west on Main Street, to your right.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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