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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Fort

 
 
Confederate Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 18, 2012
1. Confederate Fort Marker
Inscription. On the hill to the northwest is an earthen fortification built in 1863 as part of the defenses of the Confederate navy yard, iron works and other war-related industries in nearby Columbus, Georgia. Designated Fort No. 5 on the plan done by the CSA engineers, the well-preserved fort has three cannon emplacements. It is pentagonal, of 90 foot sides. Escarpments are 30 feet. Trenches flank the central unit.
During the attack by Federal troops under Major General James H. Wilson on April 16, 1865, the fort and other outer defenses were not manned due to lack of Confederate manpower.
 
Erected 1988 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 28.947′ N, 85° 1.876′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is on U.S. 80/280 near Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Red Hill Batteries
Confederate Fort Marker, seen by U.S. 80 / U.S. 280 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 18, 2012
2. Confederate Fort Marker, seen by U.S. 80 / U.S. 280
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Albert Love Patterson (approx. 2 miles away); Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard (approx. 2 miles away); Ancient Fisheries (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Tie-Snake (approx. 2.2 miles away); Horace King (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort #5 nomination form for National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. Fort No. 5: An Endangered Piece of History. From an article on the website of Auburn University Chattahoochee Heritage Project. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Former Confederate Fort Entrenchments image. Click for full size.
By Www.chattahoocheeheritage.org, circa February 6, 2013
3. Former Confederate Fort Entrenchments
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017.
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