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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Grierson’s March

 
 
General Grierson’s March Marker West View image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 16, 2007
1. General Grierson’s March Marker West View
Inscription.  This road marks the entrance into Eufaula of Federal Troops on April 29, 1865. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9. General Benjamin H. Grierson was advancing with four thousand cavalry from Mobile and was then about at Louisville. He had not heard of Lee’s surrender. Masters Edward Young and Edward Stern, mounted on horses and bearing flags of truce, were at once dispatched out this road, the direct route from Clayton, to meet General Grierson. They met General Grierson at Six-Mile Branch, delivered the message, and returned. Then Dr. C.J. Pope, Mayor, and a committee of city councilmen rode out to meet the Federal General and cavalry, leading them back into town down Broad Street and across the Chattahoochee to camp at Harrison’s Mill near Georgetown Georgia.

The town never surrendered, though Eufaula remained under federal military restriction about 4 to 5 months. Good order prevailed and all private rights were respected.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 31° 53.578′ 
General Grierson’s March Marker East View image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 16, 2007
2. General Grierson’s March Marker East View
N, 85° 9.14′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on West Broad Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 534 West Broad Street, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (approx. ¼ mile away); Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); The Tree That Owns Itself (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of All World War II Veterans (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
General Grierson’s March Marker is located in front of Kendall Minor circa 1850s image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 16, 2007
3. General Grierson’s March Marker is located in front of Kendall Minor circa 1850s
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,091 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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