Cahaba prison was located near Selma, Alabama, in the center of the now-vanished town of Cahawba which was the state capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1826. The prison was located in a cotton warehouse on the banks of the Alabama River and was in operation intermittently from 1862 to April 1865.
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.
One of the most memorable Civil War battles was between the Union forces of Colonel Abel D. Streight and the Confederate forces under General Bedford Forrest. This battle was in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.
The Gaylesville Alabama area was settled in the early 1830s, just before the removal of the Cherokee Indians. It was known originally as Sulphur Springs Alabama.
In the time before European settlement, the area that today includes Cullman Alabama was originally in the territory of the Cherokee Nation.
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.
the largest engagement in Northwest Alabama during the Civil War was fought at Little Bear Cree
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.
13th Battalion Partisan Rangers, organized during the early fall of 1862, contained four companies.
The enemy made no more general assaults upon the works until June 14th, but in the meantime were approaching by parallels and planting batteries of heavy siege and naval guns. A steady fire was kept up day and night both by the fleet and the land batteries. There were about eighty siege pieces in these latter. An eight-inch howitzer so planted as to enfilade a portion of the southern line of defences, caused much amusement as well as annoyance to the Confederates.
Siege and surrender of port Hudsonthe investment-SKIRMISHING-THE FIRST GRAND ASSAULT
ASSAILED AND ASSAILANTS-DOUBLY ARMED-LIEUT.
PRATT AT BATTERY II-THE ESSEX DRIVEN OFF-
LIEUT. ADAMS ELECTED-ARTILLERY PRACTICE-AS SAULT OF JUNE I4TH-EFFECT OF BUCK AND BALL-
BANKS INHUMANITY-LEAD FOR WATER-A GALLANT
CORPORAL-BATTERY I I SILENCED-GALLANT SCHUR-
MURS DEATH-THE SUNKEN BATTERY-MULE AND
PEAS-THE FALL OF VICKSBURG-UNCONDITIONAL
SURRENDER-GEN. GARDNERS SWORD-CASUALTIES
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His plow struck something rather hard and upon examining it he found a box, and on opening it could scarcely believe his own eyes as he gazed upon over $1,800 in gold and silver coins. There was $1,200 in gold and $600 in silver.