Wilson's Raiders

Wilson's Raiders (HMG5O)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35211 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 30.06', W 86° 50.292'

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Headquarters March 28-31, 1865

Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, having crossed the Tennessee River with a large force of well equipped cavalry, grouped them here at Elyton.Their mission: to destroy Alabama's economic facilities for supporting the War.

From these headquarters he sent;
(a) cavalry unit to burn the military school, foundries and bridges at Tuscaloosa.
(b) soldiers to destroy mines and furnaces in Jefferson, Bibb and Shelby Counties.
(c) cavalry to dash south to destroy railroads and factories at Selma.
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HM NumberHMG5O
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Year Placed1960
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 515028 N 3706841
Decimal Degrees33.50100000, -86.83820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.06', W 86° 50.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 3.60" N, 86° 50' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 805 3rd St SW, Birmingham AL 35211, US
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