Saltpeter works in Rawlingsville, AlabamaAccording to these local-history sources, the salt works at Rawlingsville were destroyed September 5, 1863. I did find a reference to that in the summary of one volume of Official Records, but then, could not find in the reports where they actually destroyed the works on that date. They just mentioned being in Rawlingsville. In other reports in Official Records, I found references to the destruction of salt works in Rawlingsville on February 5, 1864, not September 1863.
LINK TO MY BLOG POST WITH REFERENCES TO OFFICIAL RECORDS, DESTRUCTION OF SALT WORKS AT RAWLINGSVILLE, ALABAMA, FEB. 5, 1864
Local References for Destruction of Salt Works in Rawlingsville, Alabama, on September 5, 1863.History of Dekalb County, Alabama, with Description of Rawlingsville
Rawlingsville is now part of northeastern Fort Payne, Alabama. According to this site, on September 5, 1863, a Federal Cavalry detachment destroyed a saltpeter works at Rawlingsville.
Landmarks of Dekalb County, Alabama
Gives the date for the destruction of the saltpeter works at Rawlingsville as September 5, 1863.
The web pages above have descriptions of Rawingsville (historic, obsolete place name in Dekalb County, Northern Alabama). The little Alabama town or community of Rawlingsville is no longer extant (or rather, cannot easily be located on modern maps). The town is mentioned in Civil War correspondence and memoirs, such as History of the First Tennessee Cavalry Vols, by W. R. Carter. The Union army destroyed a saltpeter works at Rawlingsville during the crossing of Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain in September 1863. The sites include a history of Dekalb County, Alabama.
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