Red Hill Batteries

Red Hill Batteries (HM1B3H)

Location: Phenix City, AL 36867 Russell County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 28.361', W 85° 0.007'

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On April 16, 1865 the batteries of Confederate Major James Fleming Waddell of Seale, Alabama were positioned on the crest of this hill. Union forces under the command of Brevet Major General James H. Wilson were expected to launch a daylight attack from the west down old Broadnax Street, now 14th Street. Instead, the First Ohio first attacked down the Crawford Road in an attempt to capture the lower or wagon bridge, now the Dillingham Street Bridge. Although the Confederate position on Red Hill was heavily defended, it ultimately fell to the enemy during a night attack that developed from the north out Summerville Road.
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HM NumberHM1B3H
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687940 N 3594592
Decimal Degrees32.47268333, -85.00011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.361', W 85° 0.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 21.66" N, 85° 0' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-611 14th St, Phenix City AL 36867, US
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