About Bank of Brewton
The first president of Bank of Brewton was Charles L. Sowell. He was employed in the milling and lumber business until the Civil War broke out. He took part in the bloody battles of Murfreesboro, Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Chichamauga, Franklin, and Nashville. In the Nashville battle he lost his left arm when a rifle ball shattered it. The next day he was made prisoner. He was appointed as station agent for the L & N Railroad at Brewton, shortly after his return from the war. In 1869 he resigned and engaged in the buying and selling of timber. He built a large sawmill and employed a large work force until 1888. Brewton residents began to talk about the need for a bank. At that time he disposed of his mills and organized the first bank in Escambia County, Bank of Brewton..….. Continue reading about Bank of Brewton here.
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