Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate forces controlled the city's vital railroads until November 1863, when the Union army occupied Chattanooga. The Federals renovated and expanded the network of tracks and sidings south of town in this area. From here, General William T. Sherman gathered the supplies for his summer 1864 drive to capture Atlanta.
The most famous incident concerning the rail network was the April 1862 raid led by James J. Andrews to destroy the line between Atlanta and Chattanooga. At Big Shanty (present-day Kennesaw), Georgia, the men stole The General, a Western and Atlantic locomotive, and raced north along the single-track line to destroy bridges and cut telegraph wires. Western and Atlantic employees pursued them with two locomotives, Yonah and Texas, disrupting
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Location. 35° 2.247′ N, 85° 18.39′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (Tennessee Route 8) north of East 14th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, on the grounds of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Terminal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga, a City of Historical Significance (a few steps from this marker); Military History of Chattanooga (a few steps from this marker); The Chattanooga Choo-Choo (within shouting distance of this marker); Terminal Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedication of Rose Garden to all Veterans A point in the 2D Line of Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martin Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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