Union Army Headquarters

Union Army Headquarters (HM1NGV)

Location: Stevenson, AL 35772 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.418', W 85° 50.161'

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Stevenson was a major supply station and staging ground for decisive campaigns and battles of the Civil War. This small house, called "The Little Brick," was alive with activity when General William S. Rosecrans relocated his command here on August 18, 1863. Over the next three weeks, an air of urgency surrounded Stevenson and this house as Rosecrans planned the Union attack on Confederate General Braxton Bragg at Chattanooga.

While headquartered at The Little Brick, Rosecrans and his staff planned the federal army's pontoon bridge crossing of the Tennessee River; telegraphed requests for additional locomotives; dispatched reconnaissance missions; ordered shipments of food, mules, weapons and other supplies; and attended to many other plans for attack. Rosecrans was joined here by, among others, General James A. Garfield and General Ulysses S. Grant, both future Presidents of the United States. General William T. Sherman is known to have been nearby and may have visited here, too.

After the war ended, The Little Brick returned to a quieter, more peaceful role in Stevenson's life, becoming a favorite abode of newlyweds, even into the mid-20th Century.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 7/12/1978
Year Placed1978
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 606380 N 3859647
Decimal Degrees34.87363333, -85.83601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.418', W 85° 50.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 25.08" N, 85° 50' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207-209 Myrtle Pl, Stevenson AL 35772, US
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