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

Battle of Hog Mountain

April 30, 1863

 
 
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker (repainted) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 28, 2017
1. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker (repainted)
Inscription.  
Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook
Col. Streight’s raiders
(U.S.A.)

In hand-to-hand battle after dark 3 horses shot from under Forrest, Union force fled southward with Forrest in relentless pursuit.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 11.679′ N, 86° 57.313′ W. Marker is near Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and County Road 1145, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 278. Located in front of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5400 US Highway 278 W, Cullman AL 35057, 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. Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Streight’s Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clarkson Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Land-Use and Water Quality (approx. 2.2
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
2. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker
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miles away); Alabama's Physical Diversity (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (approx. 2.2 miles away); What happens to my wastewater? (approx. 2.2 miles away); Monitoring Watershed Health (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
More about this marker. The actual battle ground for the Battle of Hog Mountain is located about 2 ½ miles northwest of this marker along Crooked Creek off County Road 1127.
 
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
3. Crooked Creek Civil War Museum at the site of the Battle of Hog Mountain
The view from Streight's position atop Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
4. The view from Streight's position atop Hog Mountain
Battle of Hog Mountain Marker (prior to refurbishment) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
5. Battle of Hog Mountain Marker (prior to refurbishment)
The view from Forrest's position in the valley below Streight's position on Hog Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
6. The view from Forrest's position in the valley below Streight's position on Hog Mountain
The buildings atop of the hill was where Streight placed four cannons; two mountain howitzers and two captured Confederate pieces to command the valley.
A rock located below a rifle pit with bullet holes. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
7. A rock located below a rifle pit with bullet holes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 5,372 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022