Dec 12 1862: Barton Alabama

December 12, 1862
Barton, Alabama

Between December 1862 and October 1863, several skirmishes took place in Barton as part of the American Civil War. Confederate forces sought to prevent the Union Army from invading the Tennessee Valley from their stronghold in Corinth, Mississippi.

Thomas William Sweeny

On December 12, 1862, the 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment under the command of Col. T. W. Sweeny engaged troops under the command of Col. Phillip Roddey.

Phillip Dale Roddey

Barton, is also known as Barton Station, Barton Depot, or Barton’s.