Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman
The Chief Work Of The Inner Line
Which Comprised The Entire Line
From Battery Bushnell
To Signal Hill
(Marker Number MT-47.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 3.113′ N, 85° 18.191′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on Lindsay Street near East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 324 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. A different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (about 400 feet away); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Swaim's Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chattanooga's First School (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Battery Smartt Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.3 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 in brick buildings, southwest corner 4th & Lindsay Street, Twinam Apartments."
Regarding Point in the Line of Fort Sherman. 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.