July 25, 1862 Courtland Alabama

July 25, 1862
Courtland Alabama

Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General in the Confederate Army
Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General in the Confederate Army

Brig. Gen. Frank Armstrong’s cavalry attacks a Union camp, killing one, wounding three and capturing 134. A trooper of the 1st Ohio Cav. attests that the rebel yell “would have raised the hair on a Comanche Indian.”

 

Editor’s Note: Courtland is a town in Lawrence County. Courtland began as a small settlement known as Ebenezer in the early 1800s. The early roads Gaines Trace and Byler Road went through town and connected to other places.

A small creek named Big Nance Creek runs through the town. The creek was named for a Cherokee chief who lived in the area upon arrival of the first European settlers. The current town is reportedly located on the site of the Native American village.

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