Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman
The Chief Work of the Inner Line,
Which comprised the entire line
from Battery Bushnell
to Signal Hill.
(Marker Number MT-50.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 35° 3.051′ N, 85° 18.214′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Lindsey Street and East 5th Street, on the left when traveling south on Lindsey Street. This historical marker is a bronze tablet, affixed to the outer wall, on the lower southwest corner, of an apartment building, facing Lindsey Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Lindsey 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. Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga's First School (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Swaim's Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Regarding Point in the Line of Fort Sherman. 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
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 361 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on September 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.