Fort Sherman (2)

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Fort Sherman (2) (1863-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War fort established in 1863 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Named after either General Francis T. Sherman or General William T. Sherman, (Cullum 1022). Abandoned as a fortification in 1865 at the end of the war.

Fort Sherman Map.

Fort Sherman History

Built as a large earthworks fortification overlooking the approaches to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The fort encompassed an entire line of fortifications from Redoubt Bushnell in the north to Lunette O'Meara in the center to Redoubt Putnam at the western end, all connected and fortified. The works had 20 foot-high earthen walls, with a wide and deep ditch surrounding.

Redoubt Bushnell Plan.
Lunette O'Meara Plan.
Redoubt Putnam Plan.

Abandoned as a fortification in 1865 at the end of the war. The site was leveled about 1880 and developed as residences.

Current Status

A Fort Sherman Marker.

No remains.Small marker(s) found for a part of the Fort Sherman line.

Location: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Maps & Images

Lat: 35.05083 Long: -85.30528

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Visited: 28 Apr 2016


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