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Near Midway in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry

 
 
Fort Browder Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 20, 2012
1. Fort Browder Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Browder
Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent local planter. In 1861, the fort witnessed the formation of a Confederate infantry company known as the Fort Browder Roughs initially commanded by Captain Moses Worthington. The Roughs were subsequently enrolled as Company D, 15th Alabama Infantry. Of the 106 officers and men of Company D, 21 were killed in battle (including 1 captain and 2 lieutenants), 46 were wounded but survived, and 26 died of disease.
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15th Alabama Infantry
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The 15th Alabama was recruited from Barbour, Dale, Henry, Macon, Pike, and Russell Counties and organized at Ft. Mitchell in Russell County in the summer of 1861. The unit fought in many skirmishes and battles including:
Winchester, Va. May 25, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec 23, 1862
Cross Keys, Va.
15th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 20, 2012
2. 15th Alabama Infantry Marker
Jun. 8, 1862
Gettysburg, Pa. Jul. 2-5, 1863
Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 27, 1862
Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19-20, 1863
Malvern Hill, Va. Jul. 2, 1862
Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864
Cedar Mountain, Va. Aug. 9, 1862
Spotsylvania CH, Va. May 8-19, 1864
Second Manassas, Va. Aug. 28-30, 1862
North Anna, Va. May 25, 1864
Chantilly, Va. Sept. 1, 1862
2nd Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 3, 1864
Sharpsburg, Va. Sept. 17, 1862
Vicinity of Petersburg, Va. Jun. 1864-Apr. 1865

Of the 1612 officers and men who joined the 15 Alabama, 279 were killed in battle, 599 were wounded and 459 died of disease. Only 172 remained to surrender with General Lee at Appomattox CH on Apr. 9, 1865.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission; United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2669, Capt. S. H. Dent; and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 486, Dent’s Artillery.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
 
Location. 32° 0.932′ N, 85° 18.685′ 
Wide view of marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
3. Wide view of marker area.
W. Marker is near Midway, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and County Road 79, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2475 US-82, Midway AL 36053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Batesville Church - 1837 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Election Riot of 1874 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ramah Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities (approx. 9.6 miles away); Glennville (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Additional comments.
1. Two markers.
There are two markers of Ft Browder, this one on Hwy 82 and one near Batesville United Methodist Church, on Woody Johnson Road, off Barbour County Road 79.
    — Submitted January 13, 2021.
 
Looking west on U.S. Highway 82 towards markers image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
4. Looking west on U.S. Highway 82 towards markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2012, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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