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Chattanooga, Harrison, Georgetown and Charleston Railroad Tunnel

  • Also Known As: Missionary Ridge Railroad Tunnel

  • Address: Below N Crest Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1856/00/00 The Chattanooga, Harrison, Georgetown and Charleston Railroad Company begins construction Missionary Ridge Railroad Tunnel.
1859/00/00 East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Owner Chattanooga, Harrison, Georgetown and Charleston Railroad goes bankrupt constructing the Whiteside Tunnel. Their susccesor, the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, completes the structure the as part of their Chattanooga Branch.
1863/11/25 Patrick Cleburne Confederate General General Pat Cleburne's Rebel troops emerge from the Whiteside Tunnel, attack the Union troops from the rear, engage in a sharp engagement and retreat through the tunnel. Sherman blockaded the western opening preventing similar attacks.
1863/11/25 Nathan Mullin Carpenter Confederate Captain Gen William Sherman will find the Whiteside Tunnel a disconcerting factor in his assaults on Confederate lines atop Missionary Ridge. Sherman's men either overlook or disregard the tunnel opening as they charge up the western slopes of the ridge. Battle of Missionary Ridge
1863/11/25 Gen Braxton Bragg Confederate General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Battle of Missionary Ridge
1863/11/25 George Henry Thomas Union General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga Campaign
1863/11/25 Ulysses S Grant Union General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga Campaign
1863/11/25 George Henry Thomas Union General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Battle of Missionary Ridge
1863/11/25 Ulysses S Grant Union General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Battle of Missionary Ridge
1863/11/25 William T Sherman Union General Gen William Sherman will find the Whiteside Tunnel a disconcerting factor in his assaults on Confederate lines atop Missionary Ridge. Sherman's men either overlook or disregard the tunnel opening as they charge up the western slopes of the ridge. Battle of Missionary Ridge
1863/11/25 Gen Braxton Bragg Confederate General Union forces under Maj Gens Ulysses S Grant, William T Sherman and George H Thomas battle Confederate forces under Gen Braxton Bragg near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga Campaign

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Particulars for Chattanooga, Harrison, Georgetown and Charleston Railroad Tunnel:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Battle site
Area of Significance Engineering
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Military
Owner Private
Area of Significance Railroad
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 78002595
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Chattanooga,Harrison,Geortown and; Charleston Railroad Co.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Additional documentation
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Transportation, Military, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 0, 1863
Historic Function: Transportation, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related, Battle site
Current Function: Transportation, Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Rail-related Museum

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