Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Emma Sansom Monument
The Confederate soldiers.
These were men whom power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify, and whom defeat could not dishonor. They glorified the cause for which they fought.
Erected 1906 by Gadsden Chapter of The United Daughters of The Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 34° 0.669′ N, 85° 59.976′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, AlabamaTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John H. Wisdom (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsden, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. Ό mile away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. Ό mile away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
More about this monument. This monument is site #17 on the Streight's Raid Trail of the Alabama Civil War Trails.
Also see . . .
1. A True Heroine. The story of Emma Sansom. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. Alabama Civil War Trails. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
1. General Nathan Bedford Forrest
This marker is engraved with the incorrect spelling of Nathan Bedford Forrest's name as "Forest." In many places around the South it is common for school children to misspell a stand of woods as a "Forrest." General Nathan Bedford Forrest
— Submitted February 19, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 7,817 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 6. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.