Parts of the Union 10th and 13th Indiana Cavalry and the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W F Prosser were in Madison County, Alabama on a very cold December 23rd 1864. They found and attacked a Confederate force of about 300 dismounted cavalry under the command of Colonel J R B Burtwell. The Union troopers charged the Confederates with sabers drawn. Burtwell and his men made a disorganized retreat.
Prosser lost 4 men, 1 killed and 3 wounded. The Confederates had 54 wounded and captured, and unknown number of fatalities.