Newton in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Newton Confederate Memorial
in the defense of
the Town of Newton, Alabama,
near the close of the War
Between the States.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 31° 20.139′ N, 85° 36.281′ W. Marker is in Newton, Alabama, in Dale County. Memorial is on College Street (Alabama Route 123) north of Queen Street, on the right when traveling north. Located across the street from Hero's Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: College Street, Newton AL 36352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newton (within shouting distance of this marker); Baptist Collegiate Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hanging of Bill Sketoe (approx. ¾ mile away); The Block House/River Port - Fort - Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Mack M. Matthews School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 7.3 D. A. Smith High School/ Professor D. A. Smith, Principal (approx. 8½ miles away); Ozark Baptist Church/Church Pastors (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
Regarding Newton Confederate Memorial. The Battle of Newton was a minor skirmish that took place in Newton on March 14th, 1865, during the final days of the Civil War. It was fought between local Home Guard troops and elements of the 1st Florida Cavalry (US), who had invaded the Wiregrass region of Alabama. The Union Army was ambushed and routed on the town square by the local Home Guard before the Union troops could do any damage.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about the Confederate Home Guards. (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.