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-48.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 2.778′ N, 85° 18.19′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on McCallie Avenue west of Douglas Street, on the left when traveling west. This historical marker is located very near the front entrance to the State of Tennessee, Office Building. The marker is situated on the right side (west side) of the walkway that leads from the street sidewalk to the front entrance of the building, just in front of a line of landscaping bushes placed in front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 McCallie Avenue, 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. Medical Arts Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Walden Hospital Caleb Isbester House (about 600 feet away); The Impressions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Willard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
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,
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 22, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2014, 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.