Historic Markers Across Alabama



Ebenezer Church April 1, 1865



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of State Highway 22 and County Road 45, Stanton, Alabama
County: Chilton
Coordinates: N 32° 44.159    W 086° 54.011
  32.73598333    -86.90018333
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Cavalry engagement here among fiercest of war. To defend arsenal at Selma Forrest (CSA) charged with 1500 into Wilson (USA) moving south with 7500.

Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending arrival of scattered (CSA) units.

Forrest in heavy fighting to inspire men suffered sabre wound but killed opponent.

Swollen streams and intercepted orders blocked aid for Forrest, forced his retreat.

Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.







End of Ebenezer Church April 1, 1865