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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama

 
 
Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
1. Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama Marker
Inscription. With orders from Gen. Sherman, Gen. Lovell Rousseau left Decatur with 2,700 cavalry, beginning his raid into East-Central Alabama. That raid ended successfully in Opelika July 19, 1864, after miles of track were destroyed along with other railroad equipment, two depots, and several warehouses brimming with supplies for Confederate forces defending Atlanta. They then turned northeast to join Sherman's Army advancing towards Atlanta.
 
Erected 2000 by the Opelika Historic Preservation Society and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 38.889′ N, 85° 22.757′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and South Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 South Railroad Avenue, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Railroad Avenue (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Avenue Historic District (about 500 feet away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
2. Marker Area
(about 500 feet away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama - Rousseau's Raid. (Submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Train Tracks & Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 6, 2014
3. Train Tracks & Crossing
Maj. Gen. Lovell Harrison Rousseau image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
4. Maj. Gen. Lovell Harrison Rousseau
Library of Congress [LC-B813- 6440 A]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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