Blountsville in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
May 1, 1863
1 mile south
Forrest continued his relentless pursuit eastward toward final capture of Streight.
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 5.958′ N, 86° 34.542′ W. Marker is in Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south. Located in front of Calvary Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70621 Main Street, Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 1½ miles away); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 1½ miles away); Blountsville (approx. 1½ miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 1½ miles away); Battle Royal (approx. 5.2 miles away); Exploit of Murphree Sisters (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Baptist Church Holly Pond (approx. 5.7 miles away); The History of Holly Pond School (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountsville.
Also see . . . The Encyclopedia of Alabama article: Streight's Raid. (Submitted on January 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
1. Relentless pursuit!
General Forrest was able to quickly catch up with Streight's Union troops, forcing Streight to abandon, and set on fire, five of his six wagons, loaded with supplies and contraband. Forrests' men arrived soon after and were able to capture most of the items. John Preston Watts Brown diary, p. 111.
— Submitted March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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