Historic Markers Across Alabama

Battle of "Ten Islands"

Marker ID: SCV 
Location: in the H. Neely Henry Dam Park and can be reached from State Highway 144, Ohatchee, Alabama
County: St. Clair
Coordinates: N 33° 47.058    W 086° 3.852
  33.7843    -86.0642
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMG49N


Battle of "Ten Islands"
1/4 mile above Neely Henry Dam

On July 14, 1864 a small group of brave Confederate Cavalry under General James H. Clanton approximately 300 strong were overwhelmed by a vastly superior Union Cavalry force under General L. H. Rousseau. The Confederates were attempting to protect the Janney Iron Works near Ohatchee and Crowe Iron Works near Alexandria. The superior Union force destroyed both Iron Works and proceeded to Talladega.

Erected by the Sgt. E Frank Harrison Camp No 1527, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

End of Battle of "Ten Islands"