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Forrest Defeats Streight

 

May 3, 1863. Here General Forrest with about 500 men forced the surrender of Colonel Streight's army of about 1500 men. The surrender climaxed a series of running battles from Muscle Shoals. This was one of the most brilliant campaigns of General Forrest, master of stratagem. 
[Before 1965: Ala. Hwy 9, Lawrence; missing in 2010]