Alan J. Pitts
Re: Confederate Victories
Mon May 7 13:21:02 2001
The other battery was Hudson's Mississippi (pettus flying artillery); don't believe Forrest mentioned Thrall's in his report. At that time part of Forrest's command under Chalmers was in northern Mississippi, while McCulloch's Brigade had been sent to Mobile. Perhaps Thrall's Battery was with one of those commands.
The encampment and fortifications at Sulpher Springs would have to be a veritable gold mine of wartime artifacts.
Your description of the location of the fort at Athens is most interesting. If I understand you, the property is unoccupied and presumably (with sufficient time and resources) could be turned into a memorial park with a visitor center/museum and enough open area for reenactments and other events that would draw people to Athens.
Are there any plans for the property; is the fort site marked in any way or do you just happen to know where it was?
cowdog, Tue May 8 12:00