Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Site of Battery Bushnell
Of Battery Bushnell
Of Fort Sherman
(Marker Number MT-29.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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. Harry Scott Probasco Family (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 SchoolSite of Battery Smartt (approx. ¼ 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 on Northeast corner of Battery Place and Lindsay Streets."
Regarding Site of Battery Bushnell. 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
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.