Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade
Capt. Cuthbert Slocomb of the 5th Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, commanded Redoubt No. 3, also known as Battery Blair, consisted of one 8-inch Columbiad, two 12-pound Napoleons, one 3-inch ordinance rifle, and four mortars. The four cannons were nicknamed Lady Slocomb, Cora Slocomb, Lady Vaught, and General Gibson. A severe bombardment on April 4, 1865 disabled the 8-inch Lady Slocomb and killed several men. The cannon is now displayed outside the Louisiana Civil War Museum in New Orleans.
Brig. Gen. Randall Gibson's Louisiana Brigade occupied the trenches between Battery Blair and the extreme right of the Confederate line during the Battle of Spanish Fort. After General Gibson was placed in command of the Spanish Fort Garrison, Col. Francis Campbell was given temporary command of the brigade. It consisted of the following units: the 4th LA Sharpshooter Battalion consolidated with the 1st/16th/20th consolidated LA Infantry, the 4th/13th/30th consolidated LA Infantry, the 19th LA Infantry, and the 25th LA Infantry Regiments.
Erected 2014 by Sons of Confederate Veterans - Admiral Semmes Camp 11.
Location. 30° 40.633′ N, 87° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 General Gibson Road, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Main Line of Resistance (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Fort (about 800 feet away); Caisson Trace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (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 on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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 355 times since then and 3 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.