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Blountsville in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Federal Raid

May 1, 1863

 

1 mile south

 
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By Tim Carr, November 7, 2009
1. Federal Raid Marker
Inscription. Gen. N.B. Forrest (CSA) captured wagon train and supplies of Col. Streight's raiders (USA).

Forrest continued his relentless pursuit eastward toward final capture of Streight.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 5.958′ N, 86° 34.542′ W. Marker is in Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of Calvary Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70621 Main Street, Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 1.5 miles away); Exploit of Murphree Sisters (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle Royal (approx. 5.2 miles away); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 9 miles away); Homesite and Grave of George Powell (approx. 10.1 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountsville.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama article: Streight's Raid. (Submitted on January 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Relentless pursuit!
General Forrest was able to quickly catch up with Streight's Union troops, forcing
Federal Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Federal Raid Marker
Streight to abandon, and set on fire, five of his six wagons, loaded with supplies and contraband. Forrests' men arrived soon after and were able to capture most of the items. John Preston Watts Brown diary, p. 111.
    — Submitted March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Nathan Bedford Forrest (C.S.A.) / Colonel Abel Delos Streight (U.S.A.) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. General Nathan Bedford Forrest (C.S.A.) / Colonel Abel Delos Streight (U.S.A.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,755 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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