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

Spanish Fort

 
 
Spanish Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Spanish Fort Marker
Inscription.  Rendezvous for Indians, Spanish, French and English Explorers. In 1865, Three Confederate Brigades, outnumbered 10 to 1, engaged the Army of West Mississippi (Union Forces) in the last battle of the War Between the States. March 26~April 9, 1865.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 40.138′ N, 87° 54.731′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Spanish Main Street north of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Spanish Main St, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort McDermott (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Siege Battery No. 1
The view north on Spanish Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The view north on Spanish Main Street.
(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caisson Trace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Regarding Spanish Fort. There is much debate on which battle was the actual "last battle" of the war.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker of intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 90/98). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View from marker of intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 90/98).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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