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

S.W. Angle of Fort Wood

 
 
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
1. S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
Inscription.
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood
(Creighton),
East Salient of Outer Line.


(Marker Number MT-59.)
 
Location. 35° 2.708′ N, 85° 17.566′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Vine Street east of Palmetto Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Historic Fort Wood District, in front of a residence, affixed to a cut stone, at the top of a stone embankment, on the left hand side of the stairway going up the embankment, to the front door of the residence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 849 Vine Street, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steele Home for Needy Children (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Memory of Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bessie Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walden Hospital (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); A Point in the Line of Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chattanooga National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding S.W. Angle of Fort Wood.
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
2. S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the top cut stone, on the stone wall embankment, on the left (west) side of the stairway, that provides access to the residence from the street.
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 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
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker
View looking northwest of residence on Vine Street where historic marker is located.
occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
4. S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker
View looking northeast of the residence where the historic marker is located.
Fort Wood National Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
5. Fort Wood National Historic District
View of the streetlight located across the street from the historic marker, showing that the marker is located in a residential neighborhood that is part of the Fort Wood National Historic District.
S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. S.W. Angle of Fort Wood Marker
View of page MT-59 from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga 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.
7. 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 August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2012, 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.
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