Daily Archives: 14 September 2010

HMDB Civil War Updates – Week of September 13

A batch of sixty-one marker entries for the Civil War category of Historical Marker Database this week.  The entries cover Civil War related sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia:

- A marker relating the history of Tuscumbia, Alabama notes the city was occupied several times by Federal troops during the war.

- The bells of the Methodist church in Northport, Alabama rang in alarm when Federal raiders approached on April 3, 1865.

- Thirty-one markers cover the battlefield of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, fought on March 7-8, 1862.  A few of the included markers discuss the Trail of Tears Indian removal.

- Twenty-one markers (including some from last week) cover the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, fought December 7, 1862.

- Four memorials from Connecticut this week.  The Branford Soldiers Memorial honors veterans from that community.  North Branford’s memorial lists the soldiers from the community who died in the war.  Northford’s veterans are listed on a plaque with the city’s veterans from other wars.  A 10-inch Rodman Gun with plaques is the East Haven veterans memorial.

- A marker near Atlanta, Georgia’s Springvale Park discusses the assault made by Manigualt’s Brigade during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.  On the other side of the line, another marker notes the line of D.S. Stanley’s Federal Division.

- Other entries this week from Georgia follow Sherman’s March to the Sea in the fall of 1864.  A marker near Monticello notes the Left Wing’s crossing of the Ocmulgee River, on November 18.  The wings of the army converged at Milledgeville a few days later.   Confederate defenders delayed the march for three days at the Oconee River, November 23-25.   But after the Right Wing crossed at Ball’s Ford, the march continued to Irwin’s Crossroads.

- Bollinger Mill, near Burfordville, Missouri was damaged by combatants during the Civil War.  The coming of war caused a pause in construction of the adjacent bridge.

- A plaque at the Western Maryland Station in Gettysburg notes the arrival of Abraham Lincoln, November 18, 1863, to speak at the National Cemetery dedication.

- A stone marker near Sumter, South Carolina notes the site of the battle of Dingles Mill, April 9, 1865.

- Two new Tennessee Civil War Trails markers from Russellville, Tennessee.   General Longstreet maintained a headquarters there while operating against Knoxville.  The congregation of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church split over the war, eventually forcing its closure.

- General John H. Morgan established a headquarters in McMinnville, Tennessee shortly before launching his raid to Ohio in 1863.

- A new Hunter Mill Road marker in Fairfax County, Virginia.  This one a county marker at the southern end of the road.

- Three new markers, replacing the older interpretive markers, at Chatham, outside Fredericksburg, Virginia – Beleaguered Town, Bombardment, and A Changed Landscape.

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