Streight's Raid, Part 1

In April 1863, Union colonel Abel D. Streight led a cavalry brigade east across north Alabama toward Rome, Georgia, aiming to disrupt Confederate supply lines to Tennessee. Confederate general Nathaniel Bedford Forrest pursued Streight’s troops, who were slowed by their use of mules as mounts, and captured them on May 3 in Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County.


This video was produced by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television.