December 12, 1862
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.
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.
Barton, is also known as Barton Station, Barton Depot, or Barton’s.