“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox

Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2013
1. Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox Marker
Inscription. Joseph Morgan Wilcox was born on March 15, 1790 in Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer, Joseph Wilcox and Phoebe Morgan. On June 15, 1808, Cadet Wilcox entered the U.S. Military Academy where he graduated and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry. Lt. Wilcox fought against the Creeks in the War of 1812. On January 15, 1814, Wilcox engaged in a heroic fight with a Creek war party and was tomahawked and scalped on the banks of the Alabama River where it flows between Canton and Prairie Bluff. Two days later he was buried with military honors at Fort Claiborne.

Wilcox County was named in his memory by an Act of the General Assembly of Alabama on December 13, 1819.
Erected 2002 by Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox Chapter Alabama Daughters of the American Revolution and the Wilcox Historical Society & Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 31° 59.686′ N, 87° 17.635′ W. Marker is in Camden, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Alabama Route 28) and Fail Street, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Broad Street, Camden AL 36726, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilcox Female Institute (here, next to this marker); Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead of Wilcox County (within shouting distance of this marker); Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Camden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Postal Routes of 1820 (approx. 11.1 miles away); Prairie Mission (approx. 13 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camden.
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 81 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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