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Wilsonville in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Forts

 
 
Confederate Forts Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
1. Confederate Forts Marker
Inscription. Near this site are the remains of three forts built in 1863 by Confederate troops under the command of Major W.T. Walthall, commander of the military post at Talladega. The forts, built for protection of the Alabama-Tennessee River Railroad trestles across the Coosa River and Yellow Leaf Creek, were manned during the last months of the war by reserve companies consisting of young boys and old men. Barbiere's Reserve Cavalry was stationed here in February 1865. Union troops commanded by General James H. Wilson captured the forts in March 1865.
 
Erected 1984 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 15.079′ N, 86° 28.273′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on Alabama Route 25, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. It is located on AL Hwy 25 at the entrance to the Gaston Steam Plant. Marker is in this post office area: Wilsonville AL 35186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilsonville Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Wilsonville, Alabama (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories (approx. 6.1 miles away); Historic Harpersville
Confederate Forts Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
2. Confederate Forts Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 6.7 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); To The Memory of General Jackson (approx. 6.8 miles away); History Of Childersburg (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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