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

Point in the 2D Line of Works

 
 
Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Historical Marker Database
1. Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
Inscription.  
A Point in the 2D Line of Works
Connecting Fort Jones
With Fort Lytle


(Marker Number MT-38.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 2.453′ N, 85° 18.498′ W. Marker was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker was at the intersection of Market Street and Cowart Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Old Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); A point in the 2D Line of Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Terminal Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away); Chattanooga, a City of Historical Significance (approx. ¼ mile away); Chattanooga's Railroads (approx. ¼ mile away); The Chattanooga Choo-Choo (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, "Bronze tablet west side of Market and south side of the Western & Atlantic. By Tracks."
 
Regarding Point in the 2D Line of Works. With much help from Suzette Raney of the Local History
Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
After studying the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, provided by the Chattanooga Library, and comparing it to the information provided by the National Park Service records, I would argue that this marker was originally situated right about where the street sign for the Market and Cowart Streets intersection is presently situated. This is a view looking southeast along Market Street.
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 government.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
After studying the Sanborn Fire Insurance map, it would appear that the Western and Atlantic Railroad once crossed Market Street from right about where the bus is on the east side of the roadway, to going right through the present day bicycle stand on the west side of the roadway. The marker would therefore be just south of the tracks, on the west side of the road.
Sanborn Fire Insurance map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library.
4. Sanborn Fire Insurance map
This is a view of the marker site (see red arrow on map) prior to downtown Chattanooga Renewal Project, that removed the Western & Atlantic crossing of Market Street.
"MT-numbered” listings image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service., July 12, 2017
5. "MT-numbered” listings
View of page 38 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga ”MT-numbered” listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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