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

A Point in the Line of Works

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
1. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
Inscription.
A Point in the Line of Works,
Connecting Fort Sherman
with Battery Erwin.


(Marker Number MT-48.)
 
Location. 35° 2.778′ N, 85° 18.19′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on McCallie Avenue west of Douglas Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located very near the front entrance to the State of Tennessee, Office Building. The marker is situated on the right side (west side) of the walkway that leads from the street sidewalk to the front entrance of the building, just in front of a line of landscaping bushes placed in front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walden Hospital (about 500 feet away); The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
2. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
View of the historical marker near the front entrance of the state office building.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Abby Crawford Milton (approx. ¼ mile away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding A Point in the Line of Works. 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
3. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
View of the historical marker looking west along McCallie Avenue.
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 occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Point in the Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
4. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
View of the back side of the historical marker, looking east along McCallie Avenue.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 21, 2014
5. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. A Point in the Line of Works Marker
View of page 48 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 22, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2014, 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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