Day’s Gap Battlefield
The largest battle and only Union victory in Colonel Abel Streight’s ill-fated raid through Alabama, the Battle of Day’s Gap saw the men under Streight’s command face off a surprise attack from Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Though the Union men successfully repulsed Forrest’s surprise attack on their rear guard, the battle sparked a series of small skirmishes that drove them deeper into hostile territory, until, hungry and fatigued, they surrendered to the rebels.
Day’s Gap Battlefield: What's Nearby
The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 82 acres at Day’s Gap Battlefield.
Cullman County, AL | April 30, 1863
Result: Union Victory