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


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.

[Before 1965:

End of Battle Royal