- Heroines of the South
May 25, 1863 DE KALB, Alabama Roles of Women, Women of the South, Southern Women
As General Forrest frantically searched for an alternate route across the Black Creek Ford about three miles from Gadsden, Alabama, the enemy was quickly approaching. The stream was overflowing and the bridge was broken so General Forrest retreated into the town in hopes of locating another way around the flooded creek. Upon entry into the town, General Forrest knocked upon a stranger’s door. ...