The Whitman House

The Whitman House (HM5RC)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.075', W 85° 6.528'

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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.
HM NumberHM5RC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number023-10
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 672758 N 3865572
Decimal Degrees34.91791667, -85.10880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.075', W 85° 6.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 4.50" N, 85° 6' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 276-308 High St, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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