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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 Photo, 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 forces fled southward with Forrest in relentless pursuit.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 11.667′ N, 86° 57.3′ 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarkson Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cullman Railroad Depot (approx. 6.4 miles away); Evangelical Protestant Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Cullman, Alabama (approx. 6.4 miles away); Johann Gottfried Cullmann (approx. 6.5 miles away); Colonel John G. Cullmann (approx. 6.6 miles away); Weiss Cottage (approx. 6.7 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 1/2 miles northwest of this marker along Crooked Creek off County Road 1127.
 
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
2. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker
 
 
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
3. Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain
 
 
The view from Streight's position atop Hog Mountain Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
4. 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 Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
5. 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. Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
6. A rock located below a rifle pit with bullet holes.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,525 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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