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Dauphin Island in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Gaines

 
 
Fort Gaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, March 18, 2007
1. Fort Gaines Marker
Inscription. Established in 1821 for defense of Mobile Bay and named in honor of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, 1777-1849 who played an important part in early Alabama History and while Commandant of Fort Stoddard captured Aaron Burr near McIntosh in February 1807.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists marker series.
 
Location. 30° 14.933′ N, 88° 4.58′ W. Marker is in Dauphin Island, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Bienville Boulevard east of Albatross Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Fort Gaines State Historical Site. Marker is in this post office area: Dauphin Island AL 36528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Occupation of Dauphin Island (here, next to this marker); 19th Century Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); "To Be Blown To Kingdom Come" (within shouting distance of this marker); Storm Clouds Gather (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor From U.S.S. Hartford
Fort Gaines image. Click for full size.
Vintage postcard from 1998
2. Fort Gaines
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Save Your Garrison." (about 400 feet away); Energy from the Sands of Time (about 500 feet away); “Damn the Torpedoes!” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dauphin Island.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Gaines image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 28, 1998
3. Fort Gaines
Fort Gaines cannon image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 28, 1998
4. Fort Gaines cannon
Fort Gaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
5. Fort Gaines Marker
Fort Gaines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
6. Fort Gaines Marker
Marker as seen from top of Fort Gaines (yellow arrow)
Fort Gaines from Mobile Bay image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
7. Fort Gaines from Mobile Bay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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