The 1st Florida Calvary of the Union Army got more than it bargained for when it rode into Newton, Alabama, during the closing days of the War Between the States or Civil War.Continue reading
Barton, also known as Barton Station, Barton Depot, or Barton’s, is an unincorporated community located in western Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is about ten miles west of the county seat of Tuscumbia, and just south of Tennessee River. The community is about four miles southeast of Cherokee on US Route 72.Continue reading
The Battle of Munford has been said to be the last battle of the American Civil War to take place east of the Mississippi. The battle took place in Munford, Alabama, on Sunday, April 23, 1865.Continue reading
An officer at the scene later remembered, “Never can I forget the brilliant scene, as regiment after regiment filed gaily out of camp, decked in all the paraphernalia of war, with gleaming arms, and guidons given to the wanton breeze.”Continue reading
The Skirmish at Paint Rock Bridge was an action fought between a Union Army detachment of 27 men guarding a bridge near Woodville, Alabama and a Confederate States Army cavalry detachment intent on destroying the railroad bridge on April 28, 1862 during the American Civil War.Continue reading
On 21 October at 08:00, the XV Corps moved up towards the location of the Confederate troops, with its 1st Division leading. They encountered a large force of Confederate soldiers and opened fire. Musket fire was exchanged for an hour, with the Confederates sustaining heavy losses. After the loss of a significant amount of their men, the Confederates retreated.Continue reading
Confederate forces led by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union forces led by General Abel Streight skirmished briefly in the town on May 1, 1863, and Major General Lovell H. Rousseau and his Union cavalry occupied the town in July 1864.Continue reading
E.R.S. Canby’s forces, the XVI and XIII corps, moved along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, forcing the Confederates back into their defenses.Continue reading
The Nanna Hubba Bluff is a historic area in Mobile County, Alabama. The bluff is located near Calvert, overlooking the Tombigbee River.
The Nanna Hubba Bluff traces its history back to the 1000 BC. However, it became most notable for its association with the Native American tribe known as the Nanibas. They were said to be a Choctaw people, with their name meaning ?fish-eaters?. The site got its name after the tribe who occupied the site during the historic era. They had a village established here during the early 18th century, until they moved to an area near the Fort Louis de la Mobile.Continue reading
Rear Admiral Farragut’s sailors continued to clear the main ship channel at Mobile Bay of torpedos such as the one that had sunk U.S.S. Tecumseh on 5 August.Continue reading
The gun-boats returned the fire rapidly and Rodolph broke through the obstructions, enabling the remaining ships to pass downriver.Continue reading
Confederate cavalry, numbering about 600 men, attacked Athens, held by about 100 Union troops, around 4:00 am on the morning of January 26, 1864.
After a two-hour battle, the Confederates retreated. Union forces, although greatly outnumbered and without fortifications, repulsed the attackers.Continue reading
The Battle of Athens resulted in, After a two-hour battle, the Confederates retreated. Union forces, although greatly outnumbered and without fortifications, repulsed the attackers.Continue reading
Patterson’s men captured the 13th Illinois Regiment’s wagon train, taking 66 prisoners. They also burned Union supplies and tore up the railroad tracks before retreating. Portions of the 5th Ohio Cavalry, the 59th Indiana Infantry, and the 5th Iowa Infantry were sent in pursuit from Huntsville.Continue reading
April 2-9 1865
Battle of fort Blakely
The siege and capture of Fort Blakely was basically the last combined-force battle of the war.
On the night of the 10th instant I again dispatched this same ofiicer to Fish River for the purpose of etting possession of an engine used in a sawmill on this stream, as wel as to assist the army in procuring lumber at this place.Continue reading
Skirmishes at or near Bridgeport, Alabama between Union Army and Confederate States Army forces occurred on April 23, 27 and 29 (West Bridge), 1862 during the American Civil War.Continue reading
The Battle of Ebenezer Church was a civil war battle fought between Confederate cavalry under Nathan Bedford Forrest’s leadership and a well-supplied Union force under the command of Union Maj. Gen. Hohn H. Wilson that had just triumphantly swept across Alabama virtually unopposed.Continue reading
An estimated 600 Confederate and Union troops skirmished on this site on April 7, 1864 for control of crucial troop movements south of the Tennessee River during the Federal occupation of North Alabama.Continue reading
In March 1862 Samuel Tarrant raised the Jonesboro Guards that mustered at Shelby Springs as Company H of the 28th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
Checking the actual record on this revealed the following:Continue reading
Grenville Mellen Dodge (April 12, 1831 – January 3, 1916) was a Union army officer on the frontier and pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses S. Grant’s intelligence Chief in the Western Theater. He served in several notable assignments, including command of the XVI Corps during the Atlanta Campaign.Continue reading