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Gulf Shores in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Bowyer War of 1812

 
 
Fort Bowyer War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2001
1. Fort Bowyer War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. At, or near, this site, the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. A small garrison of men courageously fought to defend the fort against two British attacks, one in September, 1814, again in February, 1815.
 
Erected 1972 by Alabama Society United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 13.756′ N, 88° 1.367′ W. Marker was in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker was on Dixie Graves Highway. Click for map. Fort Morgan is now located at this location. Marker was in this post office area: Gulf Shores AL 36542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun and Model 1918A1 Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Overland Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Schenck (1899-1923)
Fort Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2001
2. Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan was built at the site of the former Fort Bowyer
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Thomas (1898-1917) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Citadel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble Leslie DeVotie (about 300 feet away); 32 Pounder Sea Coast Defense Gun (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gulf Shores.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Bowyer. Fort Bowyer was a fort the Americans erected on Mobile Point situated at the mouth of Mobile Bay. (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar of 1812
 
Fort Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2001
3. Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan replaced Fort Bowyer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,198 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 21, 2016.
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