Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery

Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery (HMJDZ)

Location: Cherokee, AL 35616 Colbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.194', W 87° 52.943'

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Bullet - marked tombstones in this cemetery shows evidence of a brisk skirmish here Oct. 26, 1863, when Gen. P.J. Osterhaus's first division of Sherman's Corps came under fire from Gen. S.D. Lee's Confederate troops. CSA artillery on a hill near a frame church (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.

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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. Sweeny, USA vs Col. P.D. Roddey, CSA

Apr. 17, 1863 ~~~Gen. G.M. Dodge, USA vs Col. P.D. Roddey, CS

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
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByBarton Cemetery Board Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 419222 N 3844184
Decimal Degrees34.73656667, -87.88238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.194', W 87° 52.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 11.64" N, 87° 52' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Jb Minor Rd, Cherokee AL 35616, US
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