Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
A Point in the Line of Works
Connecting Fort Sherman
With Battery Erwin
(Marker Number MT-53.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 2.873′ N, 85° 18.22′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was on Oak Street north of Houston Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker was once situated on the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: 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. Frances Willard House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named A Point in the Line of Works (about 600 feet away); Medical Arts Building (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away); Caleb Isbester House (about 800 feet away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles Abby Crawford Milton (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (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, "Cast iron tablet on post at northwest corner Houston & Oak Streets."
Regarding A Point in the Line of Works. 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.”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.