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Wilsonville in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Forts

 
 
Confederate Forts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
1. Confederate Forts Marker
Inscription.  Near this site are the remains of three forts built in 1863 by Confederate troops under the command of Major W.T. Walthall, commander of the military post at Talladega. The forts, built for protection of the Alabama-Tennessee River Railroad trestles across the Coosa River and Yellow Leaf Creek, were manned during the last months of the war by reserve companies consisting of young boys and old men. Barbiere's Reserve Cavalry was stationed here in February 1865. Union troops commanded by General James H. Wilson captured the forts in March 1865.
 
Erected 1984 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1865.
 
Location. 33° 15.079′ N, 86° 28.273′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on Alabama Route 25, on the left when traveling south. It is located on AL Hwy 25 at the entrance to the Gaston Steam Plant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilsonville AL 35186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilsonville Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Wilsonville, Alabama
Confederate Forts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
2. Confederate Forts Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories (approx. 6.1 miles away); Historic Harpersville (approx. 6.6 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 6.7 miles away); To The Memory of General Jackson (approx. 6.8 miles away); History Of Childersburg (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022