Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Memphis Daily Appeal

Marker ID: THC 4E 27
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, Madison Avenue, Union Planters Bank
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.683    W 090° 03.249
  35.14471666    -90.05415
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMT5Q9


From this spot, press and type of the Appeal were loaded on a freight car at Main and Madison in early morning, June 6, 1862, just before a naval battle. This paper kept the journalistic flag of the Confederacy flying from Grenada, Miss., then Jackson, Meridian, Atlanta, and Montgomery until Apr. 6, 1865, when . U.S. troops destroyed the type at Columbus, Ga. The press was hidden and used here again, Nov. 5, 1865.

Tennessee Historical Commission


The historic marker is mounted to the side of a building on S Center Ln at Madison Ave in Memphis, TN.