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
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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.