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Near Cullman in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Hog Mountain

April 30, 1863

 
 
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
1. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker
Inscription.
Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook
Col. Streight’s raiders
(U.S.A.)

In hand-to-hand battle after dark 3 horses shot from under Forrest, Union force fled southward with Forrest in relentless pursuit.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 11.679′ N, 86° 57.313′ W. Marker is near Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and County Road 1145, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 278. Click for map. Located in front of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5400 U.S. Highway 278 W, Cullman AL 35057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clarkson Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cullman County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - Afghanistan Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
2. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); PFC Patrick Bates (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cullman County Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cullman.
 
More about this marker. The actual battle ground for the Battle of Hog Mountain is located about 2 ½ miles northwest of this marker along Crooked Creek off County Road 1127.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Repainted - Battle of Hog Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 28, 2017
3. Repainted - Battle of Hog Mountain Marker
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
4. Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain
The view from Streight's position atop Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
5. The view from Streight's position atop Hog Mountain
The view from Forrest's position in the valley below Streight's position on Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
6. The view from Forrest's position in the valley below Streight's position on Hog Mountain
The buildings atop of the hill was where Streight placed four cannons; two mountain howitzers and two captured Confederate pieces to command the valley.
A rock located below a rifle pit with bullet holes. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
7. A rock located below a rifle pit with bullet holes.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 3,951 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017.
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