Emma Sansom Monument

Street address: 

90 Walnut Street

Gadsden, AL 35902

(256) 549-0351

P.O. Box 8269

Gadsden, AL 35902


Under gunfire, teenage heroine Emma Sansom guided Gen. Forrest's troops across Balck Creek near Gadsden on May 2, 1863. The following day, Confederate Forces captured Union Col. Streight and his entire command of 1,466 men near Cedar Bluff.

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