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

Point in the Line of Fort Sherman

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
1. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
Inscription.
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman,
The Chief Work of the Inner Line,
Which comprised the entire line
from Battery Bushnell
to Signal Hill.


(Marker Number MT-50.)
 
Location. 35° 3.051′ N, 85° 18.214′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Lindsey Street and East 5th Street, on the left when traveling south on Lindsey Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is a bronze tablet, affixed to the outer wall, on the lower southwest corner, of an apartment building, facing Lindsey Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Lindsey Street, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga's First School (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swaim's Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
2. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to the lower southwest corner of the apartment building, facing Lindsey Street.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Point in the Line of Fort Sherman. With much help from Raney Suzette of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Chattanooga Public Library, I have been able to put together some background information on these bronze and/or iron, Civil War related, tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga.

According to a newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893, there was a committee appointed from the chamber of commerce to identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by federal and Confederate troops. These points were to later be marked by a bronze tablet bearing a description of the event which transpired at that point. According to a Battlefield Guide, published in 1897 by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, “For the 20th reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, September 18-20, 1889, the publisher of the Guide compiled the following list of historical points, which list, has since been revised and bronze tablets placed on or near
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
3. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south along the Lindsey Street sidewalk.
the sites by the Government.” So it would appear that it was sometime between late 1893 and 1897 that these tablets were erected, by the government.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A list of the tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga, in the mid-1890s, that identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
4. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the historical marker (seen to the extreme right of the picture), looking north along the Lindsey Street sidewalk.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
5. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the southwest corner of the apartment building that the featured historical marker is affixed to. The historical marker cannot be seen in this picture because it is behind the bush seen at the very southwest corner of the building.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of page MT-50 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
Tablet Related Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
7. Tablet Related Newspaper Article
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on September 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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