Tue May 8 12:00:57 2001
You are right about the other battery at sulphur creek trestle. It was Hudsons' but is usually referred to as
Walton's Battery. I think they had 4 10lb parrot rifles
at this engagement. I looked at Forrest's and Forrest's
cavalry by Jordan & Pryor last night.
At one time, a local journalist named B. Dunnavant was trying to preserve Sulphur Trestle, to no avail. However,
the railroad stripped up the rails and donated the railroad
right of way to the public rails to trails project. So people can go to Elkmont in limestone county and walk the
trail. I am not sure if the 70 foot trestle is still there, it was years ago when I was a teenager. Like I said, someone built a house right on the fort. One of my
friends has a 3 inch shell and a 12pd case shot from this
As far as Athens fort goes, the old trinity school sits
atop its position. I do not know the status of ownership of any of this.