May 17th 1864 Civil War Battle in Madison Alabama

Alabama Civil War Timeline: May 17, 1864

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.

May 18, 1864: Fletcher’s Ferry

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.

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