Historic Markers Across Alabama

Red Hill Batteries

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Phenix City, Alabama-West Court House Lawn.
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 28.361    W 085° 00.007
  32.47268333    -85.00011666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On April 16, 1865 the batteries of Confederate Major James Fleming Waddell of Seale, Alabama were positioned on the crest of this hill. Union forces under the command of Brevet Major General James H. Wilson were expected to launch a daylight attack from the west down old Broadnax Street, now 14th Street. Instead, the First Ohio first attacked down the Crawford Road in an attempt to capture the lower or wagon bridge, now the Dillingham Street Bridge. Although the Confederate position on Red Hill was heavily defended, it ultimately fell to the enemy during a night attack that developed from the north out Summerville Road.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission And the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce, 2004.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date: 2004

End of Red Hill Batteries