"Huntsville Academy, 1888. Greene and Eustis, formerly known as the Calhoun House. In 1870 it was the Federal Troops Post Headquarters. The Frank James trial was held in this building in 1884."

Huntsville-Madison County
Public Library

Rights: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Date: unknown

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Audio History of the Calhoun House

Nancy Rohr
Local Historian & Author

By: Nancy Rohr

Rights: Reproduced with the permission of Nancy Rohr

Date: 2011

Frank James was tried and acquitted in 1884 for stealing a federal payroll in Muscle Shoals. The trial was held in Huntsville at the Calhoun House. His defense attorney was LeRoy Pope Walker, the former Secretary of War for the Confederacy.

Rights: Wikipedia; Library of Congress

Wikipedia article about Frank James


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