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Wilson's Raiders

Headquarters March 28-31, 1865

 
 
Wilson's Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
1. Wilson's Raiders Marker
Inscription. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, having crossed the Tennessee River with a large force of well equipped cavalry, grouped them here at Elyton. Their mission: to destroy Alabama's economic facilities for supporting the War.

From these headquarters he sent;
(a) cavalry unit to burn the military school, foundries and bridges at Tuscaloosa.
(b) soldiers to destroy mines and furnaces in Jefferson, Bibb and Shelby Counties.
(c) cavalry to dash south to destroy railroads and factories at Selma.
 
Erected 1960 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 30.06′ N, 86° 50.292′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Cotton Avenue SW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Cotton Avenue SW, Birmingham AL 35211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker Memorial Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Disabled American Veterans (approx. half a mile away); Smithfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. one mile away); Rickwood Field
Wilson's Raiders Marker & Grounds of the Arlington Antebellum Home image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 9, 2009
2. Wilson's Raiders Marker & Grounds of the Arlington Antebellum Home
(approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rickwood Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birmingham - Southern College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glen Iris Park (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens. (Submitted on November 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Arlington Antebellum Home, Headquarters of Wilson's Raiders image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 21, 2008
3. Arlington Antebellum Home, Headquarters of Wilson's Raiders
 
 
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