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Stanton in Chilton County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ebenezer Church

April 1, 1865

 
 
Ebenezer Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
1. Ebenezer Church Marker
Marker has been repainted and moved from the Ebenezer Baptist Church to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery (aka Stanton Community Cemetery).
Inscription.  Cavalry engagement here among fiercest of war.

To defend arsenal at Selma Forrest (CSA) charged with 1500 into Wilson (USA) moving south with 7500.

Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending arrival of scattered (CSA) units. Forrest in heavy fighting to inspire men suffered sabre wound but killed opponent. Swollen streams and intercepted orders blocked aid for Forrest, forced his retreat.
 
Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 44.331′ N, 86° 54.139′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker can be reached from County Road 45 0.3 miles west of State Route 22, on the right when traveling north. Located within the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton AL 36790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle at Ebenezer Baptist Church
Ebenezer Church Marker at former location. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
2. Ebenezer Church Marker at former location.
(a few steps from this marker); Memorial to Union Dead at Battle of Ebenezer Church (a few steps from this marker); Maplesville United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Scandinavian Cemetery (approx. 15.9 miles away); Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans (approx. 16.3 miles away); Thorsby: A Scandinavian Colony in the South (approx. 16.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama on the Battle of Ebenezer Church). Also known as the Battle of Stanton. (Submitted on February 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Ebenezer Church Marker near the cemetery memorial to Union dead (on left). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
3. Ebenezer Church Marker near the cemetery memorial to Union dead (on left).
Ebenezer Church Marker to right of church. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
4. Ebenezer Church Marker to right of church.
Ebenezer Church and Highway 22 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 6, 2010
5. Ebenezer Church and Highway 22
Forrest's right extended across the highway toward the railroad tracks 1/2 mile away. His left extended up the road past the church toward a hill. It was from this road that Wilson's raiders were making their way toward Selma.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2019
6. Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery gate.
Memorial to Union Dead at nearby Ebenezer Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 9, 2019
7. Memorial to Union Dead at nearby Ebenezer Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on November 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on May 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   6. submitted on May 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   7. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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