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Near Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish

October 28, 1864

 
 
Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Quinton Reid Kirk
1. Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish Marker
Inscription.  Last fighting between armies of Hood and Sherman. Here Ferguson turned back Kilpatrick's larger force.

These two armies had fought all summer from Chattanooga to Atlanta, west to here.

To split South, Sherman turned, led Union forces in March to Sea. Hood withdrew to reoccupy Tennessee, fighting Battles of Franklin, Nashville.
 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 57.567′ N, 85° 34.533′ W. Marker is near Spring Garden, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Route 587 and Troy Lane, on the right when traveling south. Located in the cemetery of old Carmel Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carmel Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spring Garden

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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Spring Garden School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cherokee County's Paul Revere (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Alabama Tennessee River Railroad (approx. 3.2 miles away); Piedmont First United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cross Plains - Piedmont (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Garden.
 
Ladiga Calvalry Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, April 25, 2019
2. Ladiga Calvalry Skirmish Marker
Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish Marker and surrounding cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2022
3. Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish Marker and surrounding cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Quinton Reid Kirk of Piedmont, Alabama.   2. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 11, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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