Historic Markers Across Tennessee

1862 Post Office

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Location: at the intersection of Adams Street and North 3rd Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.852    W 090° 2.968
  35.14753333    -90.04946666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3P3E


On June 6, 1862 Memphis surrendered to Federal gunboats. The only resistance by citizens occurred here as a shot was fired at the soldiers hoisting the U.S. flag over the post office.

Erected 1969 by Contributed by Memphis Sesquicentennial, Inc., 1969.