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Stanton in Chilton County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ebenezer Church

April 1, 1865

 
 
Ebenezer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
1. Ebenezer Church Marker
Inscription. Cavalry engagement here among fiercest of war. To defend arsenal at Selma Forrest (CSA) charged with 1500 into Wilson (USA) moving south with 7500.

Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending arrival of scattered (CSA) units.

Forrest in heavy fighting to inspire men suffered sabre wound but killed opponent.

Swollen streams and intercepted orders blocked aid for Forrest, forced his retreat.
 
Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 44.159′ N, 86° 54.011′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 22 and County Road 45, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 22. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5349 Alabama Highway 22, Stanton AL 36790, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maplesville United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Scandinavian Cemetery (approx. 16 miles away); Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans (approx. 16.4 miles away); Thorsby: A Scandinavian Colony in the South (approx. 16.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Ebenezer Church - Stanton, Alabama
Ebenezer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Ebenezer Church Marker
. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Ebenezer Church and Highway 22 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
3. Ebenezer Church and Highway 22
Forrest's right extended across the highway toward the railroad tracks 1/2 mile away. His left extended up the road past the church toward a hill. It was from this road that Wilson's raiders were making their way toward Selma.
The Road Leading Toward Ebenezer Church image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. The Road Leading Toward Ebenezer Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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