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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road

 
 
Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road Marker
Inscription. Confederate Captain Nat Clanton's battery sat astride Summerville Road on April 16, 1865 when Union forces launched a three-fisted night attack from northwest of this position. Elements of the Third and Fourth Iowa and the Tenth Missouri all passed beneath Clanton's guns in the darkness, which was lit only by the flashes of cannons and small arms. The Federals quickly overran Confederates entrenchments and pressed on down Summerville Road to take Waddell's battery on Red Hill and the 14th Street Bridge across the Chattahoochee. An hour after the attack was launched, the battle of Girard-Columbus was over.
 
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission And the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 29.156′ N, 85° 0.463′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Summerville Road and 26th Street, on the right when traveling north on Summerville Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2608 Summerville Road, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Albert Love Patterson
Down Summerville Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Down Summerville Road
(approx. one mile away); Red Hill Batteries (approx. one mile away); Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. one mile away); City Mills (approx. one mile away in Georgia); Camp Conrad (approx. 1.2 miles away in Georgia); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Benning (approx. 1.2 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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