Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Historical

Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro Historical (HM1VZU)

Location: Scottsboro, AL 35768 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 40.507', W 86° 2.199'

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In late December 1863, Union Maj. Gen. John A. Logan established his Fifteenth Army Corps headquarters in Scottsboro, Alabama. On January 11, 1864, by command of Gen. Logan, Brig. Gen. Hugh Ewing, commanding the Fourth Division, was ordered to guard the railroad and telegraph line from Scottsboro to Stevenson. Gen Ewing sent his First Brigade under the command of Col. Reuben Williams to Scottsboro, and it set up four separate regimental camps on either side of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, adjacent to or within one block of the Scottsboro Depot. The regiments under Col. Williams' command included some 3000 men of the 26th Illinois, the 70th Ohio, the 12th Indiana, and the 97th Indiana, as well as an Illinois artillery battery.
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After the war, Col. Williams returned to Indiana and established the Warsaw Daily Times. Civil War memoir he included an in-depth description of the facilities created within the Scottsboro encampment and his troops' military and social activities between December 26, 1863 and May 1, 1864. In the early spring of 1864, Col. Williams coordinated a successful dance in a building located on Main Street (now Maple Ave.) that served as Scottsboro's first school and church. He wrote
that the site was "large enough for the waltz and gavotte." The dance was attended by his officers and their visiting wives, enlisted men and local ladies who were transported by "military ambulance" to the Scottsboro encampment.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 588254 N 3837437
Decimal Degrees34.67511667, -86.03665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.507', W 86° 2.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 30.42" N, 86° 2' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)256, 205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-299 E Maple Ave, Scottsboro AL 35768, US
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