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

Battle Royal

May 1, 1863

 
 
Battle Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
1. Battle Royal Marker
Inscription. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Col. Streightís column as it crossed Locustís swift waters, causing the Federals to make tremendous exertions to complete the movement, contributing thereby to Streightís eventual surrender of his entire command to Forrest some forty hours later and seventy-five miles distant from Battle Royal.
 
Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 4.052′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is near Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Local Road 26 and Dunn Lane, on the right when traveling east on Local Road 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Exploit of Murphree Sisters (here, next to this marker); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bailey School (approx.
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
2. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers
5.1 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blount County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountsville.
 
Also see . . .  Streight's Raid from Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers at Dunn Lane & County Rd 26 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
3. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers at Dunn Lane & County Rd 26
Locust Fork of the Warrior River at Royal, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
4. Locust Fork of the Warrior River at Royal, Alabama
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers near the Locust Fork Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
5. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers near the Locust Fork Bridge
General Nathan Bedford Forrest (C.S.A.) / Colonel Abel Delos Streight (U.S.A.) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
6. 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 March 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,027 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   6. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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