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

A point in the 2D Line of Works

 
 
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
Inscription.  
A Point in the 2d Line of Works,
Connecting Fort Jones
with Fort Lytle.


(Marker Number MT-62B.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 2.419′ N, 85° 18.885′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on Carter Street near West 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. This tablet should be affixed to the side of a brick building located on the west side of the street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1307 Carter Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named A point in the 2D Line of Works (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Union Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.4 miles away);
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of the current brick building at 1307 Carter Street, where this tablet was once situated.
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Old Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “Cast iron tablet in brick building, at 1307 Carter Street."
 
Regarding A point in the 2D Line of Works. With much help from Suzette Raney 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
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View, looking south along Carter Street, of the current brick building where this tablet was once situated.
since been revised and bronze tablets placed on or near 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.
 
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View, looking north along Carter Street, from the front of the current brick building, where this tablet was once situated.
List of Classified Structures image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. List of Classified Structures
View of page 62B from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga ”MT-numbered” listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
6. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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