Stevenson in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Union Army Headquarters
Stevenson was a major supply station and staging ground for decisive campaigns and battles of the Civil War. This small house, called "The Little Brick," was alive with activity when General William S. Rosecrans relocated his command here on August 18, 1863. Over the next three weeks, an air of urgency surrounded Stevenson and this house as Rosecrans planned the Union attack on Confederate General Braxton Bragg at Chattanooga.
While headquartered at The Little Brick, Rosecrans and his staff planned the federal army's pontoon bridge crossing of the Tennessee River; telegraphed requests for additional locomotives; dispatched reconnaissance missions; ordered shipments of food, mules, weapons and other supplies; and attended to many other plans for attack. Rosecrans was joined here by, among others, General James A. Garfield and General Ulysses S. Grant, both future Presidents of the United States. General William T. Sherman is known to have been nearby and may have visited here, too.
After the war ended, The Little Brick returned to a quieter, more peaceful role in Stevenson's life, becoming a favorite abode of newlyweds, even into the mid-20th Century.
Erected 1978 by Alabama Historical
Location. 34° 52.418′ N, 85° 50.161′ W. Marker is in Stevenson, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is on Myrtle Place north of College Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson AL 35772, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stevenson Depot and Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Fort Harker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crow Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rocky Springs Church of Christ (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bridgeport (approx. 8 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 9.5 miles away); Birthplace of Jobyna Lancaster Ralston-Arlen (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee); James Thomas Fitz-Gerald, Jr. (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Stevenson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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