Confederate Forts

Confederate Forts (HM15UZ)

Location: Wilsonville, AL 35186 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.079', W 86° 28.273'

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Near this site are the remains of three forts built in 1863 by Confederate troops under the command of Major W.T. Walthall, commander of the military post at Talladega. The forts, built for protection of the Alabama-Tennessee River Railroad trestles across the Coosa River and Yellow Leaf Creek, were manned during the last months of the war by reserve companies consisting of young boys and old men. Barbiere's Reserve Cavalry was stationed here in February 1865. Union troops commanded by General James H. Wilson captured the forts in March 1865.
HM NumberHM15UZ
Year Placed1984
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 549256 N 3679273
Decimal Degrees33.25131667, -86.47121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.079', W 86° 28.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 4.74" N, 86° 28' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31745 AL-25, Wilsonville AL 35186, US
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