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Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro

 
 
Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 21, 2016
1. Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Marker (side 2)
Inscription. (side 1)
In late December 1863, Union Maj. Gen. John A. Logan established his Fifteenth Army Corps headquarters in Scottsboro, Alabama. On January 11, 1864, by command of Gen. Logan, Brig. Gen. Hugh Ewing, commanding the Fourth Division, was ordered to guard the railroad and telegraph line from Scottsboro to Stevenson. Gen Ewing sent his First Brigade under the command of Col. Reuben Williams to Scottsboro, and it set up four separate regimental camps on either side of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, adjacent to or within one block of the Scottsboro Depot. The regiments under Col. Williams’ command included some 3000 men of the 26th Illinois, the 70th Ohio, the 12th Indiana, and the 97th Indiana, as well as an Illinois artillery battery.
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After the war, Col. Williams returned to Indiana and established the Warsaw Daily Times. Civil War memoir he included an in-depth description of the facilities created within the Scottsboro encampment and his troops’ military and social activities between December 26, 1863 and May 1, 1864. In the early spring of 1864, Col. Williams coordinated a successful dance in a building located on Main Street (now Maple Ave.) that served as Scottsboro’s first school and church. He wrote
Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 21, 2016
2. Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Marker
that the site was “large enough for the waltz and gavotte.” The dance was attended by his officers and their visiting wives, enlisted men and local ladies who were transported by “military ambulance” to the Scottsboro encampment.
 
Erected 2013 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 40.507′ N, 86° 2.199′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Maple Avenue and North Houston Street, on the right when traveling east on East Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottsboro Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Thomas Scott (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert E. Jones, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bellefonte Cemetery / Town of Bellefonte (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Section (approx. 7.1 miles away); History of Langston (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsboro.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Scottsboro Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 21, 2016
3. Scottsboro Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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