historical marker in the Battleground Community near West
The sign explains that the community's
name originated with its being
of the Battle of
Day's Gap in 1863.
view of Crooked Creek. Streight's men forded Crooked Creek
the Battle of Day's Gap and just
prior to the Battle of Hog Mountain.
historical marker located at Johnson's Crossing that tells of the flight
Col. Streight through
Cullman County and his pursuit by Gen. Nathan Forrest.
is near one of the last points of conflict between the two
in Cullman County.
site of the Hathaway ambush, located in the Bethsadia Community.
The site of the Battle of Hog Mountain.
The historical marker telling of the Battle
of Hog Mountain. The sign is not actually
at the battlesite,
but it is posted on nearby 278 Highway.
The Penn Cabin, located
on the site of the Battle of Day's Gap, was the home of Heddy
used as a makeshift field hospital for wounded soldiers following
Col. Abel Streight's account
of his raid through North Alabama and into Georgia
passages that described the terrain in great detail. This
ravine near the
old Battleground school, is mentioned by
Streight. Many minor skirmishes took
place in the course
of the raid between Streight's men and those of Confederate
Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, who pursued him. Once such skirmish
is thought to have
taken place near this ravine.
The site of the Ryan's Creek ambush. The
skirmish at Ryan's Creek was the last of the running battles
to be fought in Cullman County.
This field, located just south
of the Penn Cabin at Day's Gap, was part of the battlefield
during the skirmish at Day's Gap. Union soldiers camped and
placed their supply wagons near the line of trees seen in
this photo. Several artifacts, including an old civil war-era
coffee grinder thought to have belonged to a Union soldier,
have been found at this site.
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