Day’s Gap Battlefield

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Day’s Gap Battlefield

Streight's Raid

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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.

Cullman County
Alabama