TRIUMPHANT RETURN- ALABAMA The Alabama Chapter sponsored the commemoration of the return of War of 1812 soldiers on the Natchez Trace through Alabama.  An encampment was set on the bluff of the Tennessee River at Jackson Hollow, where a new sign was dedicated for the Andrew Jackson tree – a tree Jackson was rumored to have thrown either a sabre or cane in during an encampment at the site.  Dr. Gene Smith spoke about Free Men Of Color who fought during the War.  A private ceremony was held at General John Coffee’s gravesite, and Mark Hubbs, portraying General Coffee, read Coffee’s dismissal of the troops from 1815. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15  17 19 20 21 29272625242322a35a34a33a32a40a39a38a37a36a31

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