Trussville Alabama

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

CSS Jamestown (1861 - 1862) | Also known as Thomas Jefferson

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 […]

Jan. 15, 1865 Thomas Noble Farm in Red Hill Alabama

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.”

Battle of Ebenezer Church

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.