Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Headquarters of Major General U. S. Grant, U.S.A.
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" 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.”
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.
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.