Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cherry Mansion

Marker ID: THC 4C 22
Location: West Main Street (U.S. 64), Savannah TN
County: Hardin
Coordinates: N 35° 13.52    W 088° 15.163
  35.22533333    -88.25271666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8TR


A house built here by James Rudd, pioneer ferry operator, was replaced by a house built by David Robinson, whose son-in-law, William H. Cherry, improved and enlarged it. Maj. Gen. C.F. Smith, Federal army commander, had headquarters here, where he died and was succeeded by Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, commanding Federal Army of the Ohio, also used it for a short while. Maj. Gen. W.H.L. Wallace, mortally wounded at Shiloh, died here.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.