Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Grant's Command Post

Marker ID: THC 4D 20
Location: U.S. 70, Madison County, in Jackson, 512 E. Main Street
County: Madison
Waymark: None


On this corner, in Civil War days, stood the home of James S. Lyon. When Federals occupied the city during the weeks preceding the Battle of Shiloh, this house was appropriated as a command post by Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, then commanding the Federal Army of Tennessee.