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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Emma Sansom Monument

 
 
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Emma Sansom image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
1. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Emma Sansom
Inscription.  

In memory of the Gadsden Alabama girl heroine Emma Sansom, who when the bridge across Black Creek had been burned by the enemy, mounted behind Gen. Forest and showed him a ford where his command crossed. He pursued and captured that enemy and saved the city of Rome, GA. A grateful people took the girl into their love and admiration, nor will this marble outlast the love and pride that her deed inspired.


Our heroes 1861-1865
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 monument is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen. 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, Alabama,
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Heros image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
2. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Heros
in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and South 1st Street, in the median on Broad Street. Touch 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); The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. ¼ mile away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. ¼ 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.)
 
Additional comments.
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 was a notorious slave trader and
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker Erected By image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
3. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker Erected By
ruthless cavalry General whose was responsible for the massacre of Black Union Troops at Fort Pillow in Tennessee. Forrest's tactics were admired by German Tank General Erwin Rommel.
    — Submitted February 19, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Emma Sansom and Gen.Nathan B. Forrest image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
4. Emma Sansom and Gen.Nathan B. Forrest
Gadsden Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
5. Gadsden Confederate Memorial
Rear View of the Emma Sansom Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
6. Rear View of the Emma Sansom Monument
 
 
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 7,453 times since then and 4 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.
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