Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle Surrender Site
of the surrender of
Col. Wallace Campbell U.S.A.
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest C.S.A.
Sept. 24, 1864
Erected by N.B. Forrest Chapter
Alabama Div. U.D.C. 1902
In commemoration of the
triumph of their "Wizard
of the Saddle"
Erected 1902 by N.B. Forrest Chapter, U.D.C.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1864.
Location. 34° 48.164′ N, 86° 58.281′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Memorial can be reached from South Marion Street north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on east side of Limestone County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Washington St, Athens AL 35611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Limestone County Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Limestone County Beirut Memorial (here, next to this marker); Limestone County Iraq Afghanistan Memorial (here, next to this marker); Athens, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); East Side of Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone County Courthouse Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Wikipedia entry on the Civil War skirmish. (Submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Landscape Transformed: From USCT Fort to African American School in Athen. (Submitted on August 4, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2020. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2020. 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.