ANNISTON ALABAMA

Old Mill House by the tracks in Anniston Alabama submitted by Blaine Allred

The establishment and growth of Fort McClellan and the Anniston Army Depot during the First and the Second World Wars boosted Anniston’s social life and economic status, luring in thousands of new residents.

May 10 – 14, 1862: Lamb’s Ferry

According to Civil War journals, on May 4, 1862, Union General John Adams and his cavalry troops were at Lamb’s Ferry when they received orders to move down the Tennessee River to Bainbridge Ferry. From May 10 through the 14, 1862, skirmishes between the Union and Confederate troops occurred around Lamb’s Ferry; the area remained occupied by Union soldiers until May 14, 1862.

Montgomery Alabama’s Haunted Baseball Field

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Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
The Montgomery Biscuits Stadium now stands where the once prison stood and ghost sightings have been common, leading some to believe that the spirits of the soldiers who died at the prison, now haunt the baseball field.

Blue Mountain Alabama

Map of the Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad between Blue Mountain Station and Jacksonville, Calhoun County Alabama

The Blue Mountain area 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. The town was burned in 1864.

Bridgeport Alabama

The War In North Alabama. Rout Of A Rebel Force, Under General Ledbetter, Near Bridgeport. Sketched by Mr. H. Hubner

Bridgeport Alabama 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.

Barton Alabama

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.