April 27-28, 1863
Forrest joins Roddey’s cavalrymen as they fall back fighting to Town Creek. An artillery duel begins along the creek next morning, ending when Union Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s troops
cross the railroad bridge and Forrest’s men retreat eastward towards Jonesborough.
Editor: Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County, Alabama. was established in the first half of the 19th century, and was originally known as “Jonesboro” after an early settler, William Jones. It incorporated in 1875.