Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Conﬁning Andrew's Raiders
The raiders were confined in the jail’s basement, only 13 square feet and accessed through a trap door and down a ladder. A raider wrote, “Though the night was cool outside, the heat here was more than that of a tropic noon and the perspiration soon oozed from every pore. The fetid air and the stench made me for a time deadly sick, and worst of all, there was an almost unbearable sense of suffocation.”
A Confederate court found Andrews guilty of spying and hanged him in Atlanta on June 7,
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 3.099′ N, 85° 18.381′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Lookout Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Lookout Street, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattanooga's First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bragg's Headquarters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General George D. Wagner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. Chattanooga Daily Rebel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 570 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 17, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.