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TN Valley Civil War Round Table, Colonel Abel Streight’s Raid through Alabama


Saturday, April 26, 2014


This is an all-day bus tour that's to follow the tracks of Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest on the chase and capture of Colonel Streight and his cavalry. The capture was made near the Georgia line when General Forrest tricked the inexperienced Colonel Streight into believing that he was hopelessly outnumbered, at which point he surrendered. The bus tour's to be narrated by General Scales. The tour will leave at seven in the morning of the 26th with tour stops at the Town Creek battlefield, the Day's Gap battlefield, the Crooked Creek Museum, the Hog Mountain battlefield, sites of several lesser engagements, the Black Creek Crossing, the Blount Plantation battlefield, and the final surrender site. Walking will be limited as most of these areas are on private property. Expect to return to Huntsville around 5:30 pm. The lunch stop will be at Jack's Hamburgers in Blountsville (fast food menu with hamburgers, chicken, salads, side items, and drinks) but you may pack your own lunch if you wish. Reservations required no later than April 11; call 256-890-0890. General Scales, a Huntsville native, is a retired Special Forces brigadier general currently working as an engineer at SAIC. He served in Vietnam and Afghanistan. He has published two books: Sherman Invades Georgia and A Reluctant Hero's Footsteps. General Forrest at War will be his third and fourth books – it will take a two-volume set to cover the entire war!

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