Battle Branch - Fairview, AL
N 31° 14.325 W 086° 02.661
16R E 591006 N 3456455
Quick Description: Little known Civil War battle.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 8:15:19 PM
Waymark Code: WME9V6
Historical marker located near a little known Civil War battle. The marker is located at the corner of the Fairview Cemetery on AL Hwy 87. The marker was placed by the General Edmond Winchester Rocker Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker Name: Battle Branch
Marker Type: Rural Roadside
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.
Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown
Marker Number: None
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