April 16, 1865
The Battle of Girard (Phenix City)
One of the last major battles of the Civil War was fought in Phenix City/Columbus. When I was searching for information, I was surprised that this battle was not on any of the Civil War timelines.
At least not the ones I looked at.
Unfortunately, I don't know enough of the story to recount it for you, but I finally found a site with some information. If you are interested in reading more about this battle, click here.
The memorial in my photo faces 14th Street, land where the battle was fought.