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Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A.

 
 
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  
Headquarters
Major General U. S. Grant, U. S. A.
Commanding Military Division
Of the Mississippi
And of His Successor
Major General W. T. Sherman, U. S. V.

(Marker Number MT-36.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 3.34′ N, 85° 18.55′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on East 1st Street east of Market Street (Tennessee Route 8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 110 East 1st 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. Headquarters Row (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ross's Landing (about 400 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 400 feet away); Stickball / Seven Sisters (about 500 feet away); 1790 John Ross 1866 (about 700 feet away); Chattanooga's First Citizens (about 700 feet away); "Cherokee"
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker
View, from across the street, of the property lot area where the address 110 East 1st Street would have been located, where this tablet was once situated.
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(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Ross's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles 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, “Bronze tablet in frame building at 110 East 1st Street."
 
Regarding Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A.. 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 since been revised and bronze tablets placed on or near the sites by the Government.”
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
3. Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker
View, looking east along East 1st Street, from near the area where this tablet was once situated.
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.
 
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker
View, looking west along East 1st Street, from near the area where this tablet was once situated.
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A. Marker
View of page 36 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.
Tablet Related Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
6. 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 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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