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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Emma Sansom

 
 
Emma Sansom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Emma Sansom Marker
Inscription. Here on the morning of May 2, 1863 Emma Sansom braved the fire of Colonel Streight’s sharpshooters as she guided General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his gallant cavalrymen to the ford at this spot where they crossed Black Creek, at that time a raging torrent. Her brave act enabled General Forrest to relentlessly pursue Colonel Streight and his army of raiders and force their surrender twenty one miles southwest of Rome. GA.
This marker is lovingly dedicated to a woman worthy of being remembered by her countrymen as long as courage is deemed a virtue.

Dedicated on this day May 2, 1963
 
Erected 1963 by Etowah Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 1.452′ N, 86° 2.118′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker can be reached from West Meighan Boulevard (Local Road 431) east of North 22nd Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker located in the Sansom family cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Emma Sansom (a few steps from this marker); Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 (approx. half a mile away); Dwight Mill Village
Emma Sansom Marker Northeast corner of the Sansom family gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Emma Sansom Marker Northeast corner of the Sansom family gravesite.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Etowah County War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eleventh Street School (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonel Hood House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Who was Emma Sansom. by Emma Sansom Chapter #31 Texas Society Order of Confederate Rose. (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

2. Emma Sansom Johnson. by Encyclopedia of Alabama. (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

3. Emma Sansom Johnson Gravesite and Memorial. (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sansom Family Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Sansom Family Cemetery.
Sansom Family Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Sansom Family Cemetery.
In this photo, the marker is located to the left of Emma Sansom' father's gravesite. The tall stone marker in the middle.
The site where Emma Sansom guided Gen. Forrest across Black Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
5. The site where Emma Sansom guided Gen. Forrest across Black Creek.
The Emma Sansom markers are located about 300 yards to the left in this photo from this location.
Pvt. Robert Turner, Co A. 4th Tenn Cav C.S.A. 1843-1863 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
6. Pvt. Robert Turner, Co A. 4th Tenn Cav C.S.A. 1843-1863
Gravesite of Robert Turner C.S.A. of Forrest Cavalry Killed at Black Creek May 2, 1863. Buried in the Sansom Family Cemetary.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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