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Emma Sansom Monument

This is a memorial to a 15-year-old Alabama girl who guided General Nathan Bedford Forrest as he pursued 2,000 Federal troops. The marble statue depicts Emma pointing the way to a shortcut across Black Creek, which enabled Forrest to capture the Union forces. The night of his victory Forrest sent his 'highest regards to Emma Sansom for her gallant conduct' and asked for a lock of her hair as a keepsake.

Location: First & Broad St, Gadsden Alabama

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