Near Blountsville in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Exploit of Murphree Sisters
Incident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (U.S.A.) - Forrest (C.S.A.) Campaign.
When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles, marched soldiers to headquarters of General Forrest, bivouacked at Royal Crossing on Warrior River.
Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 4.052′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is near Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 26 and Dunn Lane, on the right when traveling east on County Road 26. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Royal (here, next to this marker); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blount County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blountsville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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