Historic Markers Across Alabama

William Henry Forney

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: In town square on AL Hwy 21 in Jacksonville, AL
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 48.844    W 085° 45.672
  33.81406666    -85.7612
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2QDZ


William Henry Forney

1823 - 1894

Brigader General C.S.A

William Henry Forney severed with the Army of Northern Virginia 1861-1865 he was wounded in battle five times.

He was one of four distinguished sons of Jacob Forney and Sabina Swope Hoke of Jacksonville who held commissions in the Confederate Army.

Member of the U.S. Congress 1875-1893. Member of the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.

Veteran of the Mexican War, 1846.

General John H. Forney Historical Society - 1963

End of William Henry Forney