Historic Markers Across Alabama



Battle Royal



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Ala. Hwy 26 at Royal near Blountsville
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 34° 4.052    W 086° 29.581
  34.06753333    -86.49301666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCYXR
 



Text:

May 1, 1863-Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Colonel Streight's column as it crossed Locust's swift waters, causing the Federal troops to make tremendous exertions to complete the movement, contributing thereby to Streight's eventual surrender of his entire command to Forrest some forty hours later and seventy-five miles from Battle Royal.

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End of Battle Royal