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

Site of Battery Bushnell

 
 
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Historical Marker Database
1. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
Inscription.  
Site
Of Battery Bushnell
North Salient
Of Fort Sherman

(Marker Number MT-29.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 3.187′ N, 85° 18.141′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was at the intersection of Lindsay Street and Battery Place, on the right when traveling north on Lindsay Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 220 Lindsay Street, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swaim's Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. ¼ mile away); Chattanooga's First School (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Battery Smartt (approx. ¼ mile away); Headquarters Row (approx. 0.4 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, "Cast iron tablet on Northeast corner of Battery Place and Lindsay Streets."
 
Regarding Site of Battery Bushnell.
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
View of the northeast corner of Lindsay Street and Battery Place, the reported site of the missing marker.
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.” So it would appear that it was sometime between late 1893 and 1897 that these tablets were erected, by the government.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
View of the site of the missing marker, looking east along Battery Place.
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
View of the site of the missing marker, looking north along Lindsay Street.
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
5. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
Distant view of the marker site, looking south along Lindsay Street.
Site of Battery Bushnell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
6. Site of Battery Bushnell Marker
Close-up view of the landscape, where the missing marker, would be situated, on the northeast corner of the intersection.
"MT-numbered” listings image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 12, 2017
7. "MT-numbered” listings
View of page 29 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.
8. Tablet Related Newspaper Article
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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