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Phone (256) 543-2787
Price free
Age Suitability All Ages

Re-enactment of Sansom Crossing Black Creek and John Henry Wisdom's Ride

Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:00a

This walking tour reenactment will cover these coinciding events. On the afternoon of May 2 1863, Streight and 1,700 infantry crossed Black Creek ahead of Forrest and destroyed the local bridge, thus impeding the Confederate pursuit. Forrest rode to a nearby home to find someone knowledgeable about the terrain and came upon 16-year-old Sansom. On that day John Henry Wisdom rode 67 miles from Gadsden, AL, to Rome, GA, to warn the citizens of Col. Streight's proposed march to burn Rome.

Created by Mary G. Hardin Center For Cultural Arts

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