Re: [jacksongenealogy] Mention of Bellefonte on Another List
- Yes, William Tecumseh Sherman was in Northwest Georgia and Northeast
Alabama. In his memoirs, Sherman mentioned the time he spent in
Bellefonte, Alabama, and even mentioned a fish-fry given in his honor in
old Bellefonte. He stated that his travels from Marietta-Kennesaw area
to Bellefonte in the mid-1840s was of great aid when he was directing
troops later during the Civil War through these same areas and routes.
Also, Daniel M. Martin of old Bellefonte wrote to General Sherman during
the Civil War asking for protection and reminded Sherman of the time he
had spent in Bellefonte. Congressman W.R.W. Cobb did the same when he
wrote to General Sherman in 1864.
Ann B. Chambless