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Fairview in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle Branch

September 2, 1864

 
 
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By David J Gaines, April 11, 2012
1. Battle Branch Marker
Inscription. The only battle fought in Coffee County during The War Between the States.

Just east of this spot, at the branch head, a battle occurred between the Coffee County Home Guards and Ward’s Raiders, a group of Confederate deserters who had terrorized southeast Alabama and burned the Coffee County court house in Elba. One raider was killed and two were captured. Four Home Guard heroes were killed: William F. Beard, Robert P. Brooks, Make Carmichael, and Thomas P. Larkins.
 
Location. 31° 14.325′ N, 86° 2.661′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on Alabama Route 87, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elba AL 36323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holloway Tabernacle Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Misionary Baptist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Enterprise Academy (approx. 11.9 miles away); Folsom Estate (approx. 12.1 miles away); Folsom Birthplace (approx. 12.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 12.2 miles away); Historic Court Square (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, April 11, 2012
2. Battle Branch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 147 times this year. Last updated on May 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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