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Day’s Gap Battlefield

Streight's Raid

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

Falkville, AL

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 82 acres at Day’s Gap Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Falkville, AL | April 30, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
88
Union
23
Confed.
65