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.
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.
Compiled in 1921 by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D.
Post office and station at the crossing of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Southern Railway; in the northern suburbs of Anniston, 2 miles from the center of the city. It is one of the cotton-mill and iron-mining sections of the city of Anniston. Population: 1910-528. The locality was settled by the Hudgins family in the late thirties and for years was the terminus of the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, being the shipping station for the Oxford furnace. During the War, the Confederate Government operated both the railroad and the furnace, the iron being shipped to Selma to make “Ironclads” for the Confederacy.
Between December 1862 and October 1863, several skirmishes took place in Barton as part of the American Civil War. Confederate forces sought to prevent the Union Army from invading the Tennessee Valley from their stronghold in Corinth, Mississippi.
Civil war battles and skirmishes mapped and notated.
Obtained from Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. These documents are the correspondence of Union Naval Officers that fully detail their part in the area of Dauphin Island During the Civil War.
The townpeople estimated the damage to be fifty-five thousand dollars. The resulting pillage and plunder came to be known as the Rape of Athens.
Concerned over the possibility of Federal gunboats destroying any pontoon bridge he might deploy, along with the absence of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s horseman to bring him intelligence, Hood changed his course to Decatur.
Decatur, Alabama, located in north central Alabama on the Tennessee River, was a strategic point for the South because of the fact that the Memphis and Charleston railroad crossed the Tennessee River.
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.”
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.
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.
Bridgeport was the site of a major skirmish on April 29 and August 26, 1862, and numerous other small actions took place in the area. In the latter part of the war, Bridgeport was the site of a major shipyard building gunboats and transports for the Union Army.
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.
The gun-boats returned the fire rapidly and Rodolph broke through the obstructions, enabling the remaining ships to pass downriver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Civil War was fought in over 10,000 places and was the bloodiest war in the history of the United States. Two percent of the population at the time (approximately 620,000) died during the conflict. More Americans died in the Civil War than in all other wars combined.
Confederate Lt. General Richard Taylor Surrenders In Citronelle Alabama
May 4, 1865
At the wars end Confederate Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor held command of the administrative entity called the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, with some 12,000 troops. Mobile, Alabama had fallen to Union forces in April of 1865 and Taylor had received news of General Johnston’s surrender to Union General Sherman. Taylor agreed to meet Union Major General E.R.S. Canby for a conference a few miles north of Mobile at Magee Farm, in the town of Kushla, on April 30th at which time they established a truce, terminable after 48 hours notice by either party. The Confederate general arrived at Magee Farm on a handcar propelled by two African Americans. A single officer, Colonel William Levy, accompanied them. General Canby, on the other hand, reached the meeting place accompanied by his staff in dress uniforms, a full brigade of Union troops and a military band. The two generals met 20 miles further north at Citronelle in Mobile County on May 4, 1865.
Alabama Civil War Sites
Battle of Athens
Battle of Columbus aka Battle of Girard, Alabama (now Phenix City). Battle of Day’s Gap
Battle of Crooked Creek
Battle of Decatur
Battle of Fort Blakely
Battle of Mobile Bay
Battle of Newton
Battle of Ebenezer Church
The Battle of Ebenezer Church, which took place on April 1, 1865, was an engagement in the American Civil War (1861-1865). Near Ebenezer Church in present-day Stanton, Chilton County (Bibb County at the time). Battle of Selma
Battle of Munford
Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle
Battle of Spanish Fort
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Editor’s Note: Taken from “When And Where We Met Each Other,” by Theodore D. Stickler, 1899
Alabama Seceded Jan. 11, 1861.
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.
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:
Reports of Brig.
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
[To accompany bill ll. R. 34.]
The Committee on War Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 34)t‘or the relief of the heirs of Dr. Nathan Fletcher, have had the same under consideration and find that Dr. Fletcher died in 1857.
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.