United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol

United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol (HM28F)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36131 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.732', W 86° 18.031'

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Apr. 12, 1865

MG J.H.Wilson's Cavalry Corps raised U.S. flag over Alabama's and Confederacy's first Capitol on 4/12/65, three days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Wilson had defeated LTG N.B. Forrest's depleted and vastly outnumbered troops at the Confederate Arsenal city of Selma. Before fleeing Montgomery, BG D.W. Adams, CSA ordered 85,000 bales of cotton and 40,000bushels of corn set afire to deny them to the Federals. But for the wind's change and the heroic Montgomery firefighters, the city would have burned. Wilson left Montgomery for Columbus, GA on Friday 4/14/65, the day Lincoln was shot by Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington
HM NumberHM28F
Year Placed1996
Placed ByMontgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society Preservation and Promotion Foundation Alabama Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565797 N 3582646
Decimal Degrees32.37886667, -86.30051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.732', W 86° 18.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 43.92" N, 86° 18' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 612-676 Monroe St, Montgomery AL 36131, US
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