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Leesburg in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

King's Hill Skirmish

 
 
King's Hill Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 24, 2018
1. King's Hill Skirmish Marker
Inscription. On October 23, 1864, U.S. troops under Brig. Gen. W.L. Elliot, Chief of U.S. Calvary, Dept. of the Cumberland, advanced upon Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Confederate forces positioned on King's Hill. The C.S. troop's fell back to another line of works two miles beyond.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 8.921′ N, 85° 49.66′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 411 and John L Foster Drive (County Highway 20), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 411. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 CR-20, Leesburg AL 35983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leesburg (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sand Rock (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mose Hampton 1808-1885 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Turkey Town Monument (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fires and Floods (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 8.2 miles away); Garrett Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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