Emma Sansom

Emma Sansom (HMQB5)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35904 Etowah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.452', W 86° 2.118'

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Here on the morning of May 2, 1863 Emma Sansom braved the fire of Colonel Streight's sharpshooters as she guided General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his gallant cavalrymen to the ford at this spot where they crossed Black Creek, at that time a raging torrent. Her brave act enabled General Forrest to relentlessly pursue Colonel Streight and his army of raiders and force their surrender twenty one miles southwest of Rome. GA.
This marker is lovingly dedicated to a woman worthy of being remembered by her countrymen as long as courage is deemed a virtue.

Dedicated on this Day May 2, 1963
HM NumberHMQB5
Year Placed1963
Placed ByEtowah Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 589064 N 3765258
Decimal Degrees34.02420000, -86.03530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.452', W 86° 2.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 27.12" N, 86° 2' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2110-2198 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden AL 35904, US
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