Wesleyan Hall - University of North Alabama

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This building, constructed in 1856, has a rich and interesting history. During the Civil War it was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops at different times. During the Confederate occupation General John Bell resided there and during the Union occupation, General Sherman himself stayed at Wesleyan. The ghost that is said to haunt the hall dates back to one of these occupations, though it is not sure which. Allegedly one of the officer’s sons who was accompanying his father as a drummer boy was either kidnapped for ransom and then drowned in the nearby creek of accidentally fell in and drowned. In any event, this unknown boy, who some call Jeremiah, has apparently been seen wandering the halls of Wesleyan late at night. People also claim to hear footsteps and the sounds of something banging rhythmically, like a bouncing ball.

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    Geographic Information

    Cramer Way
    Florence, AL 35630
    United States

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    34.80899461671911, -87.67909473177497
    Lauderdale County, Alabama
    Nearest Towns:
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