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

A Prison Chimney?

A Prison Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. A Prison Chimney Marker
Inscription. This engraving of the Union Prison at Cahaba was published in 1877 by Benson J. Lossing. The stockade had already been removed, so the details of the brick structure are visible.

The artist apparently was in a boat in the Alabama River, behind you to your right. He did record a chimney in this area.

Experts believe that the chimney standing before you today was built at a much later date. What do you think?

Caption: Union Prison at Cahawba.1
Location. 32° 18.984′ N, 87° 5.76′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Capitol Avenue near Vine Street. Click for map. In a park area at the end of Capitol Avenue. About 100 yards southeast of the Cahaba First State Capital stone marker. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (here, next to this marker); Castle Morgan & Jesse Hawes (here, next to this marker); Civil War Prison (here, next to this marker); Footprint of a Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vine Street (about
A Prison Chimney ? image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
2. A Prison Chimney ?
400 feet away); Commissary - R.R. Depot (about 400 feet away); Cahaba First State Capital (about 400 feet away); Alabama's First Statehouse (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Cahaba.
More about this marker. Marker located on the east side of the Chimney.
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. Antebellum South, USWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,932 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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