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April 29, 2013

Civil War Trust marks north Alabama site of battle

— CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A battlefield preservation group is highlighting a north Alabama site where Confederate and Union soldiers clashed during the Civil War 150 years ago.

The Civil War Trust unveiled signs over the weekend making the 40-acre Hog Mountain battlefield in Cullman County.

The group installed two interpretative signs on the property, which with trust acquired in 2011. State historical markers already are nearby.

Forces led by Union Col. Abel Streight and Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest met at Hog Mountain on April 28, 1863. Streight's troops continued on to Georgia after fighting with Forrest's smaller force.

Trust chairman Henry Simpson of Birmingham says the battlefield is largely untouched since the fighting occurred.

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