Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Emma Sansom Guides General Forrest'


71. Emma Sansom Guides General Forrest

near Gadsden, Etowah County


During the Civil War, teenager Emma Sansom became a heroine of the Confederacy when she guided Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest across Black Creek in pursuit of Union General Abel Streight and his forces.