Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood
East Salient of Outer Line.
(Marker Number MT-59.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 2.708′ N, 85° 17.566′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Vine Street east of Palmetto Street, on the left when traveling east. This historic marker is located in the Historic Fort Wood District, in front of a residence, affixed to a cut stone, at the top of a stone embankment, on the left hand side of the stairway going up the embankment, to the front door of the residence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 849 Vine 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. The Steele Home for Needy Children (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Memory of Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bessie Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walden Hospital First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); A Point in the Line of Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chattanooga National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding S.W. Angle of Fort Wood. 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,
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A list of the tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga, in the mid-1890s, that identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.