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Plevna in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Limestone Road Skirmish

 
 
Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
1. Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker
Inscription.  2 miles N.W. on old Limestone Road during a skirmish August 5, 1862 Federal General Robert L. McCook was killed by men of Capt. Frank Gurley's Confederate unit. In retaliation, the Federal forces burned and pillaged the area.
 
Erected 1965 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 34° 57.65′ N, 86° 25′ W. Marker is in Plevna, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Winchester Road near Buddy Williamson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market AL 35761, 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. Mount Paran Campground and Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); New Market Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Town of New Market (approx. 3.6 miles away); Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Quick Airplane (approx. 5.8 miles away); Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish (approx. 6.9 miles away); Initial Survey Point (approx. 9 miles away); Tennessee / Alabama (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert L. McCook. A member of the famous "Fighting McCooks", Robert was a lawyer before the war. (Submitted on June 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Murder of General Robert McCook. Some accounts indicate Confederate partisans killed McCook while he lay in an ambulance. (Submitted on June 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
2. Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker
Looking South across Buddy Williamson Road along Winchester Road. Marker is on the right.
Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
3. Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker
Looking North along Winchester Road.
Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
4. Old Limestone Road Skirmish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,234 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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