FEDERAL RAID - Blountsville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 05.961 W 086° 34.545
16S E 539133 N 3773253
Quick Description: Federal Raid Historical Marker located on US Hwy 231 1 mile north of Blountsville, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2010 9:39:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XJA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 7

Long Description:
From April 19 through May 3 of 1863 Union Col Abel D Streight led a force of Union cavalry and infantry on a raid with the goal of disrupting the Western and Atlantic Railroad. His force was pursued through north Alabama, including Blountsville, by a numerically inferior Confederate force led by Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest harrassed Streight's force to Cedar Bluff, Alabama where he was able to bluff them into beliveing they were surrounded by a superior force. Streight surrendered.

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Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker text FEDERAL RAID May 1, 1863 1 mile south Gen. N. B. Forrest captured wagon train and supplies of Col. Streight’s raiders. Forrest continued his relentless pursuit eastward toward final capture of Streight.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1952

Marker Number: Not listed

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