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Newton in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Newton Confederate Memorial

 
 
Newton Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
1. Newton Confederate Memorial
Inscription.
In memory of
Confederate Veterans
and
Home Guards
in the defense of
the Town of Newton, Alabama,
near the close of the War
Between the States.

 
Location. 31° 20.139′ N, 85° 36.281′ W. Marker is in Newton, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is on College Street (Alabama Route 123) north of Queen Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located across the street from Hero's Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: College Street, Newton AL 36352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newton (within shouting distance of this marker); Baptist Collegiate Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Hanging of Bill Sketoe (approx. mile away); The Block House/River Port - Fort - Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Mack M. Matthews School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Daleville, Alabama (approx. 7.3 miles away); Early Ozark/Ozark's Role in the Origin of Fort Rucker (approx. 8.7 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Regarding Newton Confederate Memorial. The Battle of Newton was a minor skirmish that
The Newton Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
2. The Newton Confederate Memorial
took place in Newton on March 14th, 1865, during the final days of the Civil War. It was fought between local Home Guard troops and elements of the 1st Florida Cavalry (US), who had invaded the Wiregrass region of Alabama. The Union Army was ambushed and routed on the town square by the local Home Guard before the Union troops could do any damage.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Confederate Home Guards. (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from memorial of Hero's Memorial Park across street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
3. View from memorial of Hero's Memorial Park across street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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