Historic Markers Across Alabama

Exploit of Murphree Sisters

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: WMCYXW


Incident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (Union flag)-Forrest (Confederate flag) Campaign. Three prowling Union soldiers invaded the home of sisters-in-law Celia and Winnie Mae Murphree taking food and drink and killing two colts. When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles and marched the soldiers to the headquarters of General Forrest, bivouacked at Royal Crossing on Warrior River.
[Before 1965]

End of Exploit of Murphree Sisters