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Exploit of Murphree Sisters

Incident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (USA) -Forrest (CSA) Campaign.

 
 
Exploit of Murphree Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
1. Exploit of Murphree Sisters Marker
Inscription. Three prowling Union soldiers invaded home of sister-in-law of Celia and Winnie Mae Murphree taking food, drink; killing two colts.

When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles, marched soldiers to headquarters of General Forrest, bivouacked at Royal Crossing on Warrior River.
 
Erected 1964 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 4.052′ N, 86° 29.581′ W. Marker is near Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Local Road 26 and Dunn Lane, on the right when traveling east on Local Road 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Royal (here, next to this marker); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Blountsville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blountsville Court Square Timeline (approx. 5.7 miles away); Blount County (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountsville.
 
Additional comments.
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers at Dunn Lane & County Rd 26 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
2. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers at Dunn Lane & County Rd 26
1. Anecdotal story.

The story is that the Murphree girls provided the three men mint julep drinks laced with morphine, which led to them "falling asleep." The Lightning Mule Brigade - by Robert L. Willett
    — Submitted March 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
3. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers
Locust Fork of the Warrior River at Royal, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
4. Locust Fork of the Warrior River at Royal, Alabama
Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers near the Locust Fork Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 27, 2010
5. Battle Royal & Exploit of Murphree Sisters Markers near the Locust Fork Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,146 times since then and 158 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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