Take some time to explore our region! The Henegar House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It’s located at 428 Market Street in Charleston, Tennessee.
Henry Benton Henegar served as wagon master and secretary under Chief John Ross and accompanied the Cherokee on their removal to the west. Henegar returned to Charleston and constructed his brick, Federal Style home in 1849. He and his wife Margaret Lea Henegar are buried with their family at Historic Ft. Hill Cemetery in Cleveland, Tennessee. The home was constructed at the military barracks of Fort Cass. During the Civil War, the home was used as headquarters for Confederate and Union generals including Gen. William T. Sherman. It is on the porch of this home that Sherman advised Mrs. Henegar to leave the South. She replied that this was her home and she would not leave. Sherman warned that when he was finished with the South, not even a bird would live there. This site is an official site on the civilwartrails.org program. This is a private residence, so please view from the street.