Alabama Civil War Timeline: March 22, 1865

The Last Long Ride: Wilson’s Selma Raid

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.”

Oct 21 1863: Battle of Cherokee Station

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.

Nanna Hubba Bluff

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.

Battle of Ebenezer Church

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.

July 26 1862: Brief but Deadly Fight at Spangler’s Mill Near Jonesboro

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:

April 27 – 28, 1863: Town Creek

Harper’s Weekly Images of Exploding Ammo Train

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.