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

1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops

 
 
1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops Marker
Inscription.  This earthen mound was part of a redoubt constructed by the 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops in April, 1865. The regiment saw considerable action against Confederate warships protecting the Blakely River. These earthworks have been preserved as a gift from the Fuller family to the Archaeological Conservancy in 2006.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
Location. 30° 41.604′ N, 87° 54.56′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Speckle Trout Route, 0.1 miles north of General Canby Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Speckle Trout Route, 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. Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Site Of The Naval Battery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); Red Fort (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the U.S. Colored Troops. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker located on part of the earthen mound in a residential cul-de-sac. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Marker located on part of the earthen mound in a residential cul-de-sac.
The view south on Speckle Trout Route. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. The view south on Speckle Trout Route.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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