War Between the States encampment
- View SourceSpeaking of "Scottsborough", during the WBTS there was a union encampment here
in the winter of 1864. The reports by union oficers and letters home from union
soldiers referred to our town as "Scottsborough, Alabama.
The union encampment was just north of the railroad tracks in a hilly region
near the base of Tater knob and melody mountain. As long as I can remeber, this
part of town has contained the Black, African-American population of our town.
I wonder if the black people of our town moved near the union encampment for
protection, during the war, and near left the area afterwards.
Maybe some of the historians on the list can enlighten us about this.