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Double Springs in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dual Destiny

 
 
Dual Destiny Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
1. Dual Destiny Marker
Inscription.  The Civil War was not fought between the North and South but between the Union and Confederate armies. Perhaps as many as 300,000 Southerners served in the Union Army. The majority of the Appalachian South from West Virginia to Winston County was pro-Union. Winston provided 239 Union and 112 Confederate soldiers, 21 of whom shared last names.

This Civil War soldier, one-half Union and one-half Confederate, symbolizes the war within a war and honors the Winstonians in both armies. Their shiny new swords of 1861 were by 1865 as broken as the spirits of the men who bore them, and their uniforms of blue and gray, once fresh and clean, were now as worn and patched as the bodies and souls they contained. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, disillusioned by the realities of war, shared dual destinies as pragmatic Americans in a reunited nation.

Donald D. Dodd

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 8.775′ N, 87° 24.134′ W. Marker is in Double Springs, Alabama, in Winston County. Memorial can be reached
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from the intersection of Blake Drive and Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Memorial is in a parking lot across the street from the Winston County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Blake Dr, Double Springs AL 35553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winston County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaborn M. Denson and Thomas J. Denson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Malcolm Blake (within shouting distance of this marker); Godfrey College and High School (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Anthony Winston (approx. 8.3 miles away); Willis Farris (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Jail at Houston / Houston-County Seat of Winston (approx. 8.3 miles away); Richard Elliott Payne (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Double Springs.
 
Dual Destiny Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 3, 2022
2. Dual Destiny Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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