Swaim's Jail | Tennessee Vacation

Swaim's Jail

Address: 
5th and Lookout St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Contact Email: 
candaced@chattanoogacvb.com

The small two-story building stood across the street from this site and was home to the (James) Andrew’s Raiders following their capture following “The Great Railroad Chase” in April 1862, when they made off with the locomotive “The General.” Confederate authorities held the raiders in the basement here. Andrews later was hanged in Atlanta followed by seven other raiders.


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