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Near Vinemont in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Day’s Gap

April 30, 1863

 

—---- 6 miles west --> —

 
Battle of Day’s Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
1. Battle of Day’s Gap Marker
Inscription. Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook larger force of Col. Streight (U.S.A.)

Forrest attacked three times. Streight fled toward Rome to destroy Confederate railroad.
 
Erected 1952 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 17.217′ N, 86° 53.733′ W. Marker is near Vinemont, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on U.S. 31, on the right. Touch for map. Marker located next to the Hurricane Creek Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22600 Highway 31, Vinemont AL 35179, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battleground (approx. 5.9 miles away); Streight’s Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Streight’s Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); The "Katy-Did" Crash (approx. 6.6 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - Afghanistan Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cullman County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Marion Albert Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vinemont.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Day's Gap. (Submitted on January 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Battle of Day’s Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2010
2. Battle of Day’s Gap Marker

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Portraits of Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest (left) & (then Col.) Abel Delos Streight. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Portraits of Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest (left) & (then Col.) Abel Delos Streight.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,049 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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