The Prattville Dragoons - Prattville, Alabama
Posted by: xptwo
N 32° 27.757 W 086° 28.152
16S E 549883 N 3591839
Quick Description: This marker was placed in 1916 to commemorate the assembly of the Prattville Dragoons in April, 1861.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2012 5:38:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXPX
The marker commemorates the site where the Prattville Dragoons assembled in April, 1861, as they prepared to leave for their participation in the Civil War. The unit served in the Army of Tennessee and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. During the war they were moved to other units and served in Mississippi and later North Carolina. They disbanded after General Joseph E. Johnston's surrender on April 26, 1865. More information can be found at the web site listed below.
I did not find any information about the dedication ceremony. Since the marker was dedicated in 1916, it is possible that there were some survivors of the unit still alive. It seems more likely that family members who knew those who served in the unit were at the dedication. This dedication would have commemorated the 55th anniversary of the assembly.
The text of the marker reads:
This boulder erected by the Merrill E. Pratt Chapter U. D. C., April 26, 1916, marks the spot where the Prattville Dragoons assembled in April, 1861, on the eve of their departure to the war, and is commemorative of their patriotism in the Confederate Service.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/26/1916
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Merrill E. Pratt Chapter U. D. C.
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate
Related Website: [Web Link]
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