Day's Gap was the first battle in a series of skirmishes held in Cullman County, Alabama. This beginning fight for said skirmishes took place on April 30, 1863, and the skirmishes (known as Streight's Raid) lasted until May 2, 1863. Colonel Abe Streight was the leader of the Union forces, while Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest led the Confederate forces. The raid began when, at Day's Gap on Sand Mountain in Alabama, Forrest and his 3 Confederate units caught up with Streight and his Union expedition, and they proceeded to assault their rear guard. Streight and his men retaliated, and as a result were able to push back Forrest and his men and continued their march.