Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
“An Aﬀair Most Important to Us” - The Federal Right, October 27-28, 1864
“A Hard Nut To Crack”
—The Battle For Decatur —
Captain W. C. Moore of the 18th Michigan Infantry formed a force from his regiment, and soldiers from the 102nd Ohio Infantry, 13th Wisconsin Infantry, 68th Indiana Infantry, and 73rd Indiana. Moore launched his assault at 11:00 a.m. The Confederates were, in part, from Govan’s Brigade of Cleburne’s Division, Cheatham’s Corps. Captain Mumford Dixon, 3rd
Erected by City of Decatur. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 34° 36.822′ N, 86° 59.137′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street Northwest and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street Northwest. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “A Hard Nut To Crack” - Federal Defenses at Decatur (about 500 feet away); Old State Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Battle of Decatur Decatur and The Civil War in North Alabama (about 700 feet away); Hood’s Middle Tennessee Campaign and The Battle for Decatur (about 700 feet away); Two Bridges Across The Tennessee River (about 700 feet away); First Railroad (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Decatur.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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