Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Emma Sansom Monument

 
 
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Emma Sansom image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
1. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Emma Sansom
Inscription.

In memory of the Gadsden Alabama girl heroine Emma Sansom, who when the bridge across Black Creek had been burned by the enemy, mounted behind Gen. Forest and showed him a ford where his command crossed. He pursued and captured that enemy and saved the city of Rome, GA. A grateful people took the girl into their love and admiration, nor will this marble outlast the love and pride that her deed inspired.


Our heroes 1861-1865
The Confederate soldiers.
These were men whom power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify, and whom defeat could not dishonor. They glorified the cause for which they fought.

 
Erected 1906 by Gadsden Chapter of The United Daughters of The Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.669′ N, 85° 59.976′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and South 1st Street, in the median on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John H. Wisdom (within shouting distance
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Heros image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
2. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker-Heros
of this marker); Gadsden, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. mile away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. mile away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
More about this marker. This monument is site #17 on the Streight's Raid Trail of the Alabama Civil War Trails.
 
Also see . . .
1. A True Heroine. The story of Emma Sansom. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. Alabama Civil War Trails. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker Erected By image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
3. Gadsden Confederate Memorial Marker Erected By
Emma Sansom and Gen.Nathan B. Forrest image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
4. Emma Sansom and Gen.Nathan B. Forrest
Gadsden Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
5. Gadsden Confederate Memorial
Rear View of the Emma Sansom Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
6. Rear View of the Emma Sansom Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 6,870 times since then and 309 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   6. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement