The Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle, also known as the Battle of Athens, was fought near Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County, Alabama, from September 23 to 25, 1864. I
American Civil War Skirmish of Buckhorn Tavern in Madison County Alabama.
Broomtown Valley Sept. 5, 1863 Reconnoissance into, from Winston’s Gap, Sept. 5, 1863 Winston Gap is a physical feature (gap) in DeKalb County. here was a skirmish at Winston’s Gap, Alabama, part of the Chickamauga Campaign. County: DeKalb County Latitude: 34.387312 Longitude: -85.8527484 GNIS ID: 150597 Reports of Brig. Gen. George Crook, U. S. Army, […]
The Woodville Alabama surrounding area was the site of considerable guerrilla warfare during the American Civil War.
HEIRS OF DR. NATHAN FLETCHER. Manon 29, 1888.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and ordered to be printed. Mr. S’ronn, of Kentucky, from the Committee on War Claims, submitted the following REPORT: [To accompany bill ll. R. 34.] The Committee on War Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 34)t‘or the […]
Alabama was protected by Confederate troops against most major military operations, except the Battle of Mobile Bay (August 1864) and final conflicts of the War at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley (April 9, 1865), the last major battle of the Civil War.
Madison Alabama was the site of a battle in the American Civil War on May 17, 1864, when Col.
Josiah Patterson’s 5th Alabama Cavalry, supported by Col. James H. Stuart’s cavalry battalion and a section of horse artillery, drove Col. Adam G. Gorgas’s 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment from the city.
The Confederates in Columbus were well aware that Wilson’s 13,000 men were on the way. Confederate Major General Howell Cobb had been placed in charge of whatever forces he could gather, and he did his best to prepare to defend Columbus.
Alabama declared that it had seceded from the United States of America on January 11, 1861. It then quickly joined the Confederate States during the American Civil War. A slave state, Alabama provided a significant source of troops and leaders, military material, supplies, food, horses and mules; however, very little of the state’s cotton crop could be sold, as the main port of Mobile was closed off by the U.S. Navy.
This story is not fiction. It is an amazing account of an episode in connection with the naval battle in Mobile bay, on August 5 1864, when the monitor Tecumseh was sunk in action. The names in the story, as told by Rear Admiral Goodrich, are real, and with the historic facts set forth are in the records of the great Civil war.
On April 30 at Day’s Gap on Sand Mountain, Forrest caught up with Streight’s expedition and attacked his rear guard. Streight’s men managed to repulse this attack and as a result they continued their march to avoid any further delays and envelopments caused by the Confederate troops.
Map shows route taken by Union Admiral Farragut in August 1864 as well as that in March 1865, when his fleet provided naval support to land forces under Frederick Steele and E.R.S. Camby. Camby captured Spanish Fort and Blakely, across the bay from Mobile, entering that city on April 18. This map pays attention to the Confederates use of spikes and torpedoes (naval mines) as defenses against an invasion by water.
A regional view of Mobile and environs, encompassing Mobile, Blakely, Spanish Fort, Alabama City, Williamsburg, Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, and Fort Orwell. Also shows defenses of Mobile Bay, including use of torpedoes (mines), spikes, and sunken logs. The city of Mobile was abandoned by the Confederates on the night of April 11-20th, 1865.