Bridgeport

Bridgeport (HM7XO)

Location: Bridgeport, AL 35740 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.785', W 85° 43.526'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 240 views
Inscription
Vital Memphis-Charleston Railroad, "backbone of Confederacy", spanned Tennessee River here. Bridge burned several times, 1862-3.

Gen. Mitchell (US), occupying Huntsville after Battle of Shiloh, seized Bridgeport in April 1862 and held it until August.

Federals recaptured town in July 1863 as Rosecrans (US) took Chattanooga (up river).

As end of usable railway from Nashville, town became key base of operations in U.S. victory at Chickamauga and lifting siege of Chattanooga.
Details
HM NumberHM7XO
Tags
Year Placed1965
Placed ByAlabama Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 616385 N 3867842
Decimal Degrees34.94641667, -85.72543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.785', W 85° 43.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 47.10" N, 85° 43' 31.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 499 Busbey Ave, Bridgeport AL 35740, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?