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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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Red Hill Batteries

 
 
Red Hill Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Red Hill Batteries Marker
Inscription.  On April 16, 1865 the batteries of Confederate Major James Fleming Waddell of Seale, Alabama were positioned on the crest of this hill. Union forces under the command of Brevet Major General James H. Wilson were expected to launch a daylight attack from the west down old Broadnax Street, now 14th Street. Instead, the First Ohio first attacked down the Crawford Road in an attempt to capture the lower or wagon bridge, now the Dillingham Street Bridge. Although the Confederate position on Red Hill was heavily defended, it ultimately fell to the enemy during a night attack that developed from the north out Summerville Road.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1865.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 28.361′ N, 85° 0.007′ W. Marker was in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker was at the intersection of 14th
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Street and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on 14th Street. On the west side lawn of the Russell County Judicial Center. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 501 14th Street, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Love Patterson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mathews D. Swift Park (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Calhoun (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Griffin (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Mott (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
 
More about this marker. Only a small pile of broken concrete remains where this marker once stood.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Russell County Judicial Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Russell County Judicial Center
Area near marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
3. Area near marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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