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Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church

 
 
Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
1. Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  On April 1, 1865 near here the forces of Lt Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, engaged the forces of Maj Gen James H. Wilson, USA. The 17th Indiana Infantry Regiment, led by Lt Col Frank White, made a cavalry charge with sabers, resulting in hand to hand combat with Confederate forces. Capt James D. Taylor, Co G Commander, 17th Indiana, hit Forrest several times with his saber wounding him on the left arm before Forrest shot and killed Taylor. After a brief but initially heavy engagement, Forrest and his forces retreated to the defenses of Selma. Confederate casualties are unknown. Union casualties were 12 killed and 40 wounded.

The 12 Union Killed Here Were:

Capt James D. Taylor, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Corporal William S. Evans, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private Clement M. Griffith, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private John D. Harn, Co I, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private Jason S. McMullen, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private John Shawhan, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private Andrew J. Summa, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private Elijah Sutphin, Co G, 17th Indiana Infantry
Private
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Samuel Young, Co F, 7th Ohio Cavalry
2d Lt Grasson L. Cole, Co L, 7th Ohio Cavalry
Sgt Reuben Martin, Co L, 7th Ohio Cavalry
Corporal George C. Schubach, Co B, 1st Ohio Cavalry

Researched & placed by:
Wayne Arnold, Dan Olinger, Jerry Olinger, James Parnell,
Dr Jack Dwyer & Maj Gen James H. Wilson Camp, SUVCW,
Col Christopher C. Pegues Camp, SCV
April 1, 2019

 
Erected 2019 by Maj. Gen James H. Wilson Camp, SUVCW & Col. Christopher C. Pegues Camp, SCV.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1865.
 
Location. 32° 44.33′ N, 86° 54.133′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker can be reached from County Road 45, 0.3 miles west of State Route 22, on the right when traveling west. Located within the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery (aka Stanton Community Church). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton AL 36790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to Union Dead at Battle of Ebenezer Church (here, next to this marker); Ebenezer Church (a few steps from this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Maplesville United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Milton
Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker under cedar trees at the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
2. Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church Marker under cedar trees at the cemetery.
(approx. 13.8 miles away); Scandinavian Cemetery (approx. 15.9 miles away); Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans (approx. 16.3 miles away); Thorsby: A Scandinavian Colony in the South (approx. 16.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama on the Battle of Ebenezer Church). (Submitted on May 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Another nearby marker about the Battle of Ebenezer Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
3. Another nearby marker about the Battle of Ebenezer Church.
Nearby Memorial to the Union Dead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 9, 2019
4. Nearby Memorial to the Union Dead
Apparently there are no documented listings of Southern soldiers killed in or near Stanton. This memorial, honoring Union troops, is unique because no public funds were used. Financial support came from a Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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