Emma Sansom Monument

Emma Sansom Monument (HM7Y0)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.67', W 85° 59.99'

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In memory of the Gadsden Alabama girl heroine Emma Sansom, who when the bridge across Black Creek had been burned by the enemy, mounted behind Gen. Forest and showed him a ford where his command crossed. He pursued and captured that enemy and saved the city of Rome, GA. A grateful people took the girl into their love and admiration, nor will this marble outlast the love and pride that her deed inspired.

Our heroes 1861-1865
The Confederate soldiers.
These were men whom power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify, and whom defeat could not dishonor. They glorified the cause for which they fought.
HM NumberHM7Y0
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
Year Placed1906
Placed ByGadsden Chapter of The United Daughters of The Confederacy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 592352 N 3763845
Decimal Degrees34.01116667, -85.99983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.67', W 85° 59.99'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 40.20" N, 85° 59' 59.40" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S 1st St, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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