Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
“An Aﬀair Most Important to Us” - The Federal Right, October 27-28, 1864
“A Hard Nut To Crack”
—The Battle For Decatur —
Captain W. C. Moore of the 18th Michigan Infantry formed a force from his regiment, and soldiers from the 102nd Ohio Infantry, 13th Wisconsin Infantry, 68th Indiana Infantry, and 73rd Indiana. Moore launched his assault at 11:00 a.m. The Confederates were, in part, from Govan’s Brigade of Cleburne’s Division, Cheatham’s Corps. Captain Mumford Dixon, 3rd
Erected by City of Decatur. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 34° 36.822′ N, 86° 59.137′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street Northwest and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Decatur Historic District/Historic Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “A Hard Nut To Crack” - Federal Defenses at Decatur (about Historic Downtown/Founders Park (about 500 feet away); To Commemorate the Passage of The Olympic Torch (about 500 feet away); Old Decatur Historic District/Old State Bank (about 500 feet away); Rising Sun Lodge No. 29 (about 600 feet away); Old State Bank Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.