Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade
Redoubt No. 4 was part of the Confederate line known as Red Fort. Capt. John Phillip’s Tennessee Light Artillery manned the redoubt until they were relieved on April 4, 1865 by Garrity's Alabama Light Artillery. Lt. Henry Carrell temporally commanded Garrity’s Battery during the battle. The redoubt was armed with two 12-pounder Napoleons, one 12-pounder howitzer and two mortars.
Brig. Gen. James Holtzclaw's Alabama Infantry Brigade occupied the center of the Confederate line during the Battle of Spanish Fort. The brigade was positioned between Battery Blair and the Sandbag Battery. The 38th AL Infantry was on the brigade's right, posted next to Battery Blair. To its left was the 21st AL Infantry followed by the 18th AL Infantry. On the left side of Red Fort was the 32nd/58th consolidated AL Infantry, followed by the 36th Infantry.
Erected 2014 by Sons of Confederate Veterans -Admiral Semmes Camp 11.
Location. 30° 40.899′ N, 87° 54.679′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Spanish Main Street west of Cavalry Charge, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 616 Spanish Main Street, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Red Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibson’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site Of The Naval Battery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
More about this marker. Over the last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
Also see . . . Civil War wiki site on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2018, by Kirk Barrett of Point Clear, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.