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Near Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781)

 
 
Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 5, 2009
1. Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781) Marker
Inscription. During the Revolutionary War, France, Spain, Britain, and the United States were interested in the fate of this region. In March 1780, Spanish forces captured Mobile. They established a palisaded fort with trenches (one mile north of here) to protect nearby Frenchtown, also known as The Village from British forces based in Pensacola. Early on the foggy Sunday morning of 7 January 1781, the British, under Col. von Hanxleden, attacked with about 200 German, Swiss, English, loyalist American troops and some 200 to 500 Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek Indians. The Spanish garrison, under Lt. Castro, included 190 Spanish, Irish, French, Cuban troops and units of New Orleans militia. Both sides suffered heavy losses, but the Spanish retained the fort. This facilitated the Spanish capture of Pensacola in May 1781 and the expulsion of the British from the Gulf Coast.
 
Erected by Sons of the Revolution in the State of Alabama.
 
Location. 30° 39.537′ N, 87° 54.708′ W. Marker is near Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 98 and US 98 (Interstate 10), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 98. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Eastern
Fort Conde Welcome Center and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2011
2. Fort Conde Welcome Center and Museum
Fort Conde Welcome Center and Museum in Mobile next to the Art Museum in Mobile.
Shore refers to Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Damn The Torpedoes!” (a few steps from this marker); Stop 7 Fort McDermott: (a few steps from this marker); Stop 8 The Eighth Iowa Line: (a few steps from this marker); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spanish Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Regarding Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781). Fort Conde is a partial reconstruction of the colonial fort in Mobile.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Conde in Mobile image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2011
3. Fort Conde in Mobile
Eastern Shore Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 5, 2009
4. Eastern Shore Visitor Center
This photo was taken of the Eastern Shore Visitor Center from the marker location. The visitor center is really the key to finding the location of the marker, because the intersection of a high-speed interstate (I-10) and highway 98/90 is nearby.
Additional Interpretive markers and view of strategic/scenic overlook of Mobile Bay image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 5, 2009
5. Additional Interpretive markers and view of strategic/scenic overlook of Mobile Bay
These interpretive markers relate to the site when the same strategic ground was the scene of conflict between the Union and Confederate armies in the struggle for control of Mobile and Mobile Bay.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 4,645 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4, 5. submitted on , by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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