“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ringgold in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Whitman House

The Whitman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. The Whitman House Marker
Inscription. This house of handmade brick was built about 1863 by Mr. William L. Whitman, prominent merchant of Ringgold. After the Battle of Ringgold General U. S. Grant established his headquarters here. When he and his staff were leaving he offered Mrs. Whitman pay for lodging in $50,00 U.S. greenbacks but she asked for Confederate money instead. Gen. Grant is said to have remarked, 'She certainly is not whipped yet,' and his soldiers cheered her as they left. The Whitman family watched the fiercest part of the fight around the depot from upstairs windows.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 023-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 55.075′ N, 85° 6.528′ W. Marker is in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Street (Georgia Route 151) and High Street, on the left when traveling north on Tennessee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Tennessee Street, Ringgold, Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Actions At Ringgold (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospitals
The Whitman House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
2. The Whitman House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Catoosa County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catoosa County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Chickamauga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western & Atlantic Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Evans House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringgold.
Also see . . .  Ringgold. From New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,869 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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