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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Emma Sansom

May 2, 1863

 
 
Emma Sansom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Emma Sansom Marker
Inscription.  Here girl heroine led Forrest’s (CSA) men across Black Creek on way to capture Streight’s (USA) raiders.
This saved the railroad supplying Confederate Army of Tennessee.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 34° 1.453′ N, 86° 2.112′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is on West Meighan Boulevard (Local Road 431) east of North 22nd Street, in the median. Marker in the Sansom Family cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Emma Sansom (a few steps from this marker); Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 (approx. half a mile away); Dwight Mill Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Etowah County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 1.2
Sansom Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Sansom Family Cemetery
miles away); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonel Hood House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Also see . . .  Emma Sansom (Johnson) - Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on December 20, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Emma Sansom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Emma Sansom Marker
The site where Emma Sansom guided Gen. Forrest across Black Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. The site where Emma Sansom guided Gen. Forrest across Black Creek.
Emma Sansom Monument image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, February 14, 2012
5. Emma Sansom Monument
This monument is located in the middle of the road before crossing the Coosa River coming out of Historic downtown Gadsden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,741 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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