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The Warrenton Boys

   Patriotism has always run deep in the small community of Warrenton. For some unknown reason, this nearby area just southwest of Guntersville has furnished a disproportionate number of military troops dating back to before it was established as a town.

   When Andrew Jackson came through the area in 1813, a number of Cherokees enlisted in his army to fight the Creeks. Those Cherokee braves helped Jackson defeat the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend. Ironically, in 1838 Warrenton raised an entire company of men for the state militia to remove the Cherokee. During the Civil War, Col. James L. Sheffield raised a regiment of men, the 48th Alabama Infantry, primarily from the Warrenton area

   

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