Historic Markers Across Alabama



Civil War Skirmishes at Barton / Civil War Skirmish at the Barton Cemetery



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Old Lee Highway (County Road 20) and Garner Lane, Barton, Alabama
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 44.194    W 087° 52.943
  34.73656666    -87.88238333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNBG7
 



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Civil War Skirmishes at Barton


In 1862-63, Confederate forces fought several sharp skirmishes near Barton as they sought to repel or delay Union expeditions invading the Tennessee Valley from the Federal stronghold at Corinth, Mississippi.
Dec. 12, 1862 -- Col. T. W. Sweeney, USA vs Col. P. D. Roddey, CSA
Apr. 17, 1863 -- Gen. G. M. Dodge, USA vs Col. P. D. Roddey, CSA
Oct. 20, 1863 -- Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA vs Col. Jeff Forrest, CSA
Oct. 26, 1863 -- Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA vs Gen. S. D. Lee, CSA


Civil War Skirmish at the Barton Cemetery

Bullet-marked tombstones in this cemetery show evidence of a brisk skirmish here October 26, 1863, when Gen. P.J. Osterhaus' first division of Sherman's Corps came under fire from Gen. S.D. Lee's Confederate troop. CSA artillery on a hill near a frame church (now Zion No. 1) opened fire at dawn and Union artillery replied from the cemetery. CSA forces retreated to Little Bear Creek. USA forces briefly occupied Tuscumbia, then retreated to Cherokee and abandoned attempt to advance along the railroad.








End of Civil War Skirmishes at Barton / Civil War Skirmish at the Barton Cemetery