Fort Mitchell in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
General Cantey was married in 1858 at Fort Mitchell to Mary Elizabeth Benton, niece of Colonel John Crowell, Alabama's first Congressman. At the beginning of the War Between The States he organized "Cantey's Rifles" in what was then the 15th Alabama Regiment. He served throughout the war and surrendered with Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, North Carolina, April 26, 1865. The first Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Russell County, organized at Seale, was named in his honor. General Cantey was born December 30, 1818, and died June 30, 1874. He is interred in a family cemetery at Fort Mitchell.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 32° 20.82′ N, 85° 1.146′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 165. Click for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park, about half-mile from the main entrance on the road to the site of the fort on the left in front of the Cantey Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Crowell (here, next to this marker); Asbury School and Mission (here, next to this marker); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Mitchell (about 600 feet away); The Creek Trail of Tears (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Ball Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Markers Honoring our Veterans at Fort Mitchell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
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Also see . . . More About James Cantey With Image. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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