Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Stringer's Ridge



Marker ID: THC 2A 64
Location: on U.S. 27, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 4.37    W 085° 19.292
  35.07283333    -85.32153333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AQQ
 



Text:

Named for Capt. William Stringer, a pioneer. From there, Federal artillery in Brig. Gen. James S. Negley's task force bombarded Chattanooga, June 7 & 8, 1862, then retired. On Aug. 21, 1863, Capt. Eli Lilley's 18th Indiana Battery, of Wilder's Brigade, again fired on Chattanooga from this ridge and opened the Chickamauga Campaign.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.