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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Red Hill Batteries

 
 
Red Hill Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. Red Hill Batteries Marker
Inscription. On April 16, 1865 the batteries of Confederate Major James Fleming Waddell of Seale, Alabama were positioned on the crest of this hill. Union forces under the command of Brevet Major General James H. Wilson were expected to launch a daylight attack from the west down old Broadnax Street, now 14th Street. Instead, the First Ohio first attacked down the Crawford Road in an attempt to capture the lower or wagon bridge, now the Dillingham Street Bridge. Although the Confederate position on Red Hill was heavily defended, it ultimately fell to the enemy during a night attack that developed from the north out Summerville Road.
 
Erected 2004 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 28.361′ N, 85° 0.007′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on 14th Street. Touch for map. On the west side lawn of the Russell County Judicial Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 14th Street, Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (within shouting distance of this
Russell County Judicial Center image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Russell County Judicial Center
marker); Albert Love Patterson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away in Georgia); George Parker Swift I (approx. 0.4 miles away in Georgia); The Tie-Snake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Columbus (approx. 0.4 miles away in Georgia); Civil War Women’s Riot (approx. 0.4 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Area near marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
3. Area near marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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