Captain Benjamin F. Eddins

Captain Benjamin F. Eddins (HMJ8Y)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.827', W 87° 34.351'

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Born in South Carolina in 1813, Benjamin Farrar Eddins raised and led a company of volunteers that served in the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment.

Retired due to ill health, he returned to lead the Home Guards, a militia made up of old men and young boys. While trying to render the covered bridge impassable to Federal troops on the night of April 3, 1865, he and 15-year-old John Carson were wounded in a skirmish with Croxton's Raiders. Later that evening, Mayor Obediah Berry and Catholic priest William McDonough surrendered the city on this site.

Carson was disabled for life. On April 10, 1865, Capt. Eddins became the only local citizen to die defending the city. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMJ8Y
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446646 N 3675133
Decimal Degrees33.21378333, -87.57251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.827', W 87° 34.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 49.62" N, 87° 34' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22601-22675 Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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