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Charleston in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Anticipation Grows

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2021
1. Anticipation Grows Marker
Inscription.  
The most intense anxiety of mind prevails throughout the nation.
— Lewis Ross to John Ross, Cherokee Agency (Charleston, TN), January 17 [and 18], 1838
The times are gloomy. The black clouds are gathering fast around us. Nothing but destruction stares us in the face. What is to be our fate god only knows.
— Lewis Ross to John Ross, Cherokee Agency (Charleston, TN), April 6, 1838

Caption: Lewis Ross wrote to his brother, Principal Chief John Ross, on a number of occasions expressing the anxiety and unease both he and others were feeling and looking to his brother for reassurance during the uncertain time leading up to the forced removal. Courtesy of John Ross Papers Collection, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1838.
 
Location. 35° 16.868′ N, 84° 45.603′ W. Marker is in Charleston
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 24, 2021
2. Anticipation Grows Marker
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, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is on Market Street NE, 0.1 miles north of Hiwassee Street (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the Voices from the Past trail at Hiwassee River Heritage Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8746 Hiwassee Street, Charleston TN 37310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Anticipation Grows (here, next to this marker); Preparing for Removal (a few steps from this marker); Spare Our People (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Preparing for Removal (a few steps from this marker); Prisoners (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spare Our People (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Prisoners (within shouting distance of this marker); A Warning and a Protest (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
More about this marker. It is double-sided, with each side identical to the other.
 
Also see . . .
1. Letter from Lewis Ross to Chief John Ross. Digital scan by Gilcrease Museum of the Jan. 17 & 18, 1838 handwritten letter. (Submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Letter from Lewis Ross to Chief John Ross. Digital scan by the Gilcrease Museum of the April 6, 1838 handwritten letter. (Submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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