Fort Blakely, Alabama Page7
Photos/text this page courtesy of William Bozic, Houston, TX

(May 2013) Enlarge Reverse of Alabama Monument at Fort Blakeley
Inscription on the reverse of the Alabama monument. These are the chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, through whose efforts the monument was dedicated
Bonnie Blue Flag
Charles S. Stewart
Electra Semmes Colston
Jefferson Davis
Pvt. Gibeon J. Sullivan


(May 2013) Enlarge Trenches Fort Blakeley
These trenches are in the picnic area very close to a restroom. There is a tombstone, which is not pictured in the scan. The tombstone appears to be for a pet, whose name was "biscuit". The shade of the trees was very welcome, and the trenches seemed to go on forever
We discussed with a man the recent incident in which horseback riders had been riding their horses over the trenches. The horseback riders could not understand that they were destroying history. The riders just suggested that the dirt their horses were moving from the trenches be shoveled right back in place after they were done, or someone just get more dirt from somewhere else to rebuild the "jumping" area for their horses...


(May 2013) Enlarge Trenches Fort Blakeley


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