Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chilton County Historical Society Lecture - Battle of Stanton/Ebenezer Church

Katherine Reece, President of the Chilton County Historical Society invites everyone to their next meeting on Sunday January 13th at 2pm at the Chilton/Clanton Library in Clanton AL.

The speaker will be Wayne Arnold who will be presenting a program on the Battle of Stanton. During the Civil War Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson of the Union army was ordered to go to Selma and destroy the munitions plants. His troops and Confederate troops led by Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest had a running battle through the western part of Chilton County which is called the Battle of Stanton or the Battle of Ebenezer Church.

Mr Arnold has researched this battle for decades, he's read the diaries of the officers of both sides, and he's walked the battlegrounds with metal detectors finding and preserving artifacts, which he'll be bringing to the meeting. Members and visitors are invited to come to this important and exciting meeting.   Mr. Arnold indicated he will be bringing a Springfield rifle he found that had the barrel bent like a Sherman tie. 

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