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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Point in the Line of Fort Sherman

 
 
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
Inscription.
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-49.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 3.064′ N, 85° 18.31′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 502 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Site of Bragg's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga's First School (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (about 400 feet away); Swaim's Jail (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (about 500 feet away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker.
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the property lot area where the address 502 Georgia Avenue use to be located, where this tablet was once situated.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “Cast iron tablet on short post at 502 Georgia Avenue,"
 
Regarding Point in the Line of Fort Sherman. With much help from Raney Suzette 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, which list, has since been revised and bronze tablets placed on or near the sites by the Government.” So it would appear that it was sometime between late 1893 and 1897 that these tablets were erected, by the
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View, looking north along Georgia Avenue, from the area where this tablet was once situated.
government.
 
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View, looking south along Georgia Avenue, from the area where this tablet was once situated.
Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-49, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
Tablet Related Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
6. Tablet Related Newspaper Article
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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