Historic Markers Across Alabama

Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Summerville Road at 26th Street, Phenix City, Alabama
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 29.156    W 085° 00.463
  32.48593333    -85.00771666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Confederate Captain Nat Clanton's battery sat astride Summerville Road on April 16, 1865 when Union forces launched a three-fisted night attack from northwest of this position. Elements of the Third and Fourth Iowa and the Tenth Missouri all passed beneath Clanton's guns in the darkness, which was lit only by the flashes of canons and small arms. The Federals quickly overran Confederates entrenchments and pressed on down Summerville Road to take Waddell's battery on Red Hill and the 14th Street Bridge across the Chattahoochee. An hour after the attack was launched, the battle of Girard-Columbus was over.

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


Marker Dedication or Erection Date:  2004

End of Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road