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Batesville in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Browder/15th Alabama Infantry

 
 
Fort Browder Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 20, 2012
1. Fort Browder Marker
Inscription.
side 1
Fort Browder

Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent local planter. In 1861, the fort witnessed the formation of a Confederate infantry company known as the Fort Browder Roughs initially commanded by Captain Moses Worthington. The Roughs were subsequently enrolled as Company D, 15th Alabama Infantry. Of the 106 officers and men of Company D, 21 were killed in battle (including 1 captain and 2 lieutenants), 46 were wounded but survived, and 26 died of disease.
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15th Alabama Infantry
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The 15th Alabama was recruited from Barbour, Dale, Henry, Macon, Pike, and Russell Counties and organized at Ft. Mitchell in Russell County in the summer of 1861. The unit fought in many skirmishes and battles including:
Winchester, Va. May 25, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec 23, 1862
Cross Keys, Va. Jun. 8, 1862
Gettysburg, Pa. Jul. 2-5, 1863
Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 27, 1862
Chickamauga, Ga. Sept. 19-20, 1863
Malvern Hill, Va. Jul. 2, 1862
Wilderness, Va. May
15th Alabama Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 20, 2012
2. 15th Alabama Infantry Marker
6, 1864
Cedar Mountain, Va. Aug. 9, 1862
Spotsylvania CH, Va. May 8-19, 1864
Second Manassas, Va. Aug. 28-30, 1862
North Anna, Va. May 25, 1864
Chantilly, Va. Sept. 1, 1862
2nd Cold Harbor, Va. Jun. 3, 1864
Sharpsburg, Va. Sept. 17, 1862
Vicinity of Petersburg, Va. Jun. 1864-Apr. 1865

Of the 1612 officers and men who joined the 15 Alabama, 279 were killed in battle, 599 were wounded and 459 died of disease. Only 172 remained to surrender with General Lee at Appomattox CH on Apr. 9, 1865.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission; United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2669, Capt. S. H. Dent; and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 486, Dentís Artillery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 0.935′ N, 85° 18.683′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and County Route 79, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway AL 36053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse
Wide view of marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
3. Wide view of marker area.
(here, next to this marker); Election Riot of 1874 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Glennville (approx. 11 miles away); George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama (approx. 12.3 miles away); Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (approx. 12.5 miles away); Octagon House (approx. 12.5 miles away); History of Clayton, Alabama/Claytonís Architectural Heritage (approx. 12.5 miles away); Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Looking west on U.S. Highway 82 towards markers image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 19, 2014
4. Looking west on U.S. Highway 82 towards markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 304 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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