The Battle of Tannehill Furnace
The Tannehill Ironworks State Historic Park is located in McCalla, Alabama. The park is built on the site of the former Tannehill Furnace. During the American Civil War, the furnace was used to produce iron for Confederate artillery. Iron would have been used in all sorts of tools, cooking aids, and war material vital to a campaigning army.
The Battle of Tannehill Furnace was fought in March of 1865, near the town of McCalla in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The battle was part of the American Civil War's Western Theater and was also part of Wilson's Raid, the largest cavalry operation of the Civil War. The battle as well as Wilson's successful campaign throughout Alabama have been all but lost to history. With General Lee's surrender at Appomattox on April 9th, the ramifications of the battle were minimal with so little of the war lasting after the action.
Today, the park includes a museum, a working blacksmith shop, and several hiking trails. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, turkey, and many different species of birds. Visitors can camp overnight in the park or stay in one of the historic cabins that are available for rent. The Tannehill Ironworks State Historic Park is a great place to learn about Alabama's history and enjoy the outdoors.
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