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Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Horace Forney

1829-1902

 

—Major General, C.S.A. —

 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. John Horace Forney Marker
Inscription.
Graduate of West Point,
resigned from U.S. Army
to volunteer services
to State of Alabama.

Ably led Confederate forces
at Manassas, Pensacola,
Vicksburg, Mobile, Texas.

 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 48.837′ N, 85° 45.697′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Public Square West (State Highway 21) near Clinton Street Southwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker located on the north side of Town Square. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forney’s Corner (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Forney (a few steps from this marker); The First National Bank of Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Jacksonville Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Alabama Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker);
John Horace Forney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. John Horace Forney Marker
John Tyler Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Indian Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  John Horace Forney From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
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3. John Horace Forney
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By Lee Hattabaugh, October 1, 2010
4. John Horace Forney
This marker, located on the second floor of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, reads:
John Horace Forney
Colonel, Army of Alabama, 1861
Graduated U.S. Military Academy 1852; Resigned as First Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry while on duty at West Point Military Academy, 23rd January, 1861; Appointed by Governor A.B. Moore, Colonel, First Regiment of Artillery, Army of Alabama, and ordered to command Alabama troops at Pensacola, February 14, 1861
Colonel 10th. Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.
Brigadier-General Major-General, C.S.A.
Erected by the General John H. Forney Historical Society February, 1958
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,294 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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