Near Blountsville in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Exploit of Murphree Sisters
Incident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (USA) -Forrest (CSA) Campaign.
When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles, marched soldiers to headquarters of General Forrest, bivouacked at Royal Crossing on Warrior River.
Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 4.052′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is near Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Local Road 26 and Dunn Lane, on the right when traveling east on Local Road 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Royal (here, next to this marker); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline Blount County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountsville.
1. Anecdotal story.
The story is that the Murphree girls provided the three men mint julep drinks laced with morphine, which led to them "falling asleep." The Lightning Mule Brigade - by Robert L. Willett
— Submitted March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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