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Gaylesville in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Occupation of Gaylesville

 
 
Occupation of Gaylesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, March 14, 2021
1. Occupation of Gaylesville Marker
Inscription.  Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman commanding the Union Military Div. of the Mississippi at Summerville, GA., on Oct. 19, 1864 moved the Army of the Tennessee, the Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Cumberland to Gaylesville. The Armies with attachments numbered approximately 60,000 troops.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 16.031′ N, 85° 33.536′ W. Marker is in Gaylesville, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Alabama Route 68) and College Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaylesville AL 35973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gaylesville (approx. ¼ mile away); Chattooga River (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherokee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cornwall Furnace Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cornwall Furnace
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cornwall Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Long Shadows House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gen. N.B. Forrest Captured Col. A.D. Streight (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaylesville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is covered in vines next to an old brick building.

We have placed a new marker at the intersection of AL Hwy 68 and AL Hwy 35.
 
Occupation of Gaylesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, March 14, 2021
2. Occupation of Gaylesville Marker
Occupation of Gaylesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Angela Nichols, March 14, 2021
3. Occupation of Gaylesville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on July 17, 2022, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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