Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison

Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (HMIQE)

Location: Ashville, AL 35953 St Clair County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 50.034', W 86° 15.318'

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In 1870 St. Clair Co. was still under Radical Republican Reconstruction. On August 20, 1870 honorable men of the County (former Confederates) had decided to hold the first Democratic Convention after the War Between the States. The meeting would be held at the Courthouse in Ashville. Former Sgt. E. Frank Harrison, Co. F. 10th Ala. Infantry Regiment was selected as one of the delegates. As Sgt. Harrison and a number of Confederate Veterans approached the Courthouse, they were ambushed by the cowardly "Springfield Gang", led by H. J. Springfield, a Confederate deserter and outlaw of the worst kind. On this spot Sgt. Harrison was shot and killed by H. J. Springfield. Due to Harrison's death, the meeting was postponed and then held at Bolton's Crossroads.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed BySgt. E. Frank Harrison Camp No. 1527 Sons of Confederate Veterans
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 568905 N 3743988
Decimal Degrees33.83390000, -86.25530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.034', W 86° 15.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 2.04" N, 86° 15' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154 5th St, Ashville AL 35953, US
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