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Near Ohatchee in Saint Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of “Ten Islands”
mile above Neely Henry Dam
 
Battle of "Ten Islands" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
1. Battle of "Ten Islands" Marker
 
Inscription. On July 14, 1864 a small group of brave Confederate Cavalry under General James H. Clanton approximately 300 strong were overwhelmed by a vastly superior Union Cavalry force under General L. H. Rousseau. The Confederates were attempting to protect the Janney Iron Works near Ohatchee and Crowe Iron Works near Alexandria. The superior Union force destroyed both Iron Works and proceeded to Talladega.
 
Erected by the Sgt. E Frank Harrison Camp No 1527, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.058′ N, 86° 3.852′ W. Marker is near Ohatchee, Alabama, in Saint Clair County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 144. Click for map. Located in the H. Neely Henry Dam Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ohatchee AL 36271, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Strother (approx. 0.3 miles away); Janney Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Crook Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); John Looney House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Lincoyer (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Tallasahatchie Battle Field (approx. 7.9 miles away); Tallasseehatchee (approx. 9.4 miles away); Refuge Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ohatchee.
 
Battle of "Ten Islands" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
2. Battle of "Ten Islands" Marker
 

 
More about this marker. Driving Wast from Ohatchee on Alabama Highway 144, cross over the H. Neely Henry Dam. On the western side of the dam the road splits, bare right and follow road along top of the dam to the park. The marker is located next to the first parking lot on the right.
 
Also see . . .  Skirmish at Ten Islands Ford. by Larry E. Lee Major General (Ret) AUS (Submitted on December 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
The H. Neely Henry Lake and Dam Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
3. The H. Neely Henry Lake and Dam
 
 
Looking up the Coosa River and H. Neely Henry Lake Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
4. Looking up the Coosa River and H. Neely Henry Lake
 
 
Janney Furnace Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
5. Janney Furnace
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,590 times since then. Last updated on September 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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