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Leesburg in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

King's Hill Skirmish

King's Hill Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, March 24, 2018
1. King's Hill Skirmish Marker
Inscription.  On October 23, 1864, U.S. troops under Brig. Gen. W.L. Elliot, Chief of U.S. Calvary, Dept. of the Cumberland, advanced upon Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Confederate forces positioned on King's Hill. The C.S. troop's fell back to another line of works two miles beyond.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1864.
Location. 34° 8.921′ N, 85° 49.66′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 411 and John L Foster Drive (County Highway 20), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 411. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 CR-20, Leesburg AL 35983, 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. Leesburg (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sand Rock (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Turkey Town Monument (approx.
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8.1 miles away); Hatcher School (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fires and Floods (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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