Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confining Andrew's Raiders
The raiders were confined in the jail’s basement, only 13 square feet and accessed through a trap door and down a ladder. A raider wrote, “Though the night was cool outside, the heat here was more than that of a tropic noon and the perspiration soon oozed from every pore. The fetid air and the stench made me for
A Confederate court found Andrews guilty of spying and hanged him in Atlanta on June 7, 1862. On June 18, seven other raiders were also hanged. Eight others later escaped to the North. The last six raiders were exchanged as prisoners of war on March 17, 1863. Chattanooga National Cemetery contains the 1890 Ohio memorial to Andrew’s Raiders.
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 35° 3.099′ N, 85° 18.381′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Lookout Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Lookout 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 marker. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattanooga's First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort ShermanHamilton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chattanooga Daily Rebel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.