Historic Markers Across Alabama

Battle Branch

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Location: On State Route 87, north of Co. Rd 477, Elba, AL
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 31° 14.325    W 086° 02.661
  31.23875    -86.04435
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME9V6


Battle Branch

September 2, 1864

The only battle fought in Coffee County during The War Between the States

Just east of this spot, at the branch head, a battle occurred between the Coffee County Home Guards and Ward's Raiders, a group of Confederate deserters who had terrorized southeast Alabama and burned THE Coffee County court house in Elba. One raider was killed and two were captured. Four Home Guard heroes were killed: William F. Beard, Robert P. Brooks, Make Carmichael, and Thomas P. Larkin.

End of Battle Branch