“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

1862 Post Office

1862 Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 18, 2010
1. 1862 Post Office Marker
Inscription. On June 6, 1862 Memphis surrendered to Federal gunboats. The only resistance by citizens occurred here as a shot was fired at the soldiers hoisting the U.S. flag over the post office.
Erected 1969 by Contributed by Memphis Sesquicentennial, Inc., 1969.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 35° 8.833′ N, 90° 2.917′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Street and Alley Between N. Third and N. Fourth, on the right when traveling east on Adams Street. Touch for map. Located in park across the street from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forrest's Early Home (a few steps from this marker); Eugene Magevney (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Lee House (about 400 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photo   1. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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