At the site of this monument, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his troops were paroled by Gen. Canby thus being the last troops east of the Mississippi to do so. The date was May 15, 1865. The Ellis home stood on this site. When it burned years later, explosions rocked the town and startled the residents. It seems the Southerners had hidden powder horns and arms in the walls of the house just in case things heated up again.
This monument is located near the intersection of Highway 39 and Highway 116 at Gainesville, AL (GPS Coordinates: N32.823361,W88.158194).
Source: Gainesville Tour Guide