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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.