Columbiana Alabama is a city in Shelby County, twenty-five miles east of Birmingham. Columbiana is the county seat of Shelby County.
Confederate gold refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Millions of dollars’ worth of gold was lost or unaccounted for after the war.
Spanish River contains two significant shipwrecks that date to the American Civil War period. The Confederate ironclads, CSS Tuscaloosa and CSS Huntsville,
Siege operations at Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, by the U.S. forces under Maj. Gen. Canby : captured by the Army of West Miss. on the night of April 8 & 9, 1865
Wilson’s Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865), was a military engagement near the end of the American Civil War. It was fought in Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, a town of about ten thousand inhabitants.
Rebel line of works at Blakely captured by the Army of West Miss., April 9, 1865. Union positions are colored blue, and Confederate works are red. Includes roads, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures.
Trussville Alabama is a city in Jefferson and St. Clair counties in the State of Alabama. It is a suburb of Birmingham and part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its estimated 2015 population was 21,023. Trussville has been recognized as one of the most livable cities in the state and country.
Thomas L. Harrison | Battle Of Mobile Bay Hero Obituary Notice for Thomas L. Harrison At Mobile, Thomas L. Harrison, the hero on the confederate side in the Battle of Mobile Bay, died Friday night, aged fifty-one years. He graduated from Annapolis, and at the age of twenty years, he entered the confederate naval […]
Red Hill is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.
During the American Civil War, one of Nathan B. Forrest’s generals, Hylan B. Lyon, was staying in a private residence in Red Hill. He was captured by a detachment of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, but managed to escape. On February 24, 1894, William Jackson Palmer was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as colonel leading the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Red Hill, January 14, 1865 where “with less than 200 men, [he] attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, captured their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man.”
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.