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

Confederate Drive

 
 
Confederate Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Confederate Drive Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of the 1,810 Men in Gray who defended the eastern approaches to Mobile in the battle of Spanish Fort March 26 ~ April 8-9, 1865. Here Brig. Gen. R. L. Gibson, C.S.A. engaged “…more than 20,000” enemy troops in the last days of the War between the States.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 1865.
 
Location. 30° 40.101′ N, 87° 54.9′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Confederate Drive and Danner Circle, on the left when traveling south on Confederate Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Confederate Drive, 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. Albert Carey Danner (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Siege Battery No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fuller Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caisson Trace (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.)
 
Looking north on Confederate Drive. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Looking north on Confederate Drive.
View of marker at Confederate Drive and Danner Circle. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View of marker at Confederate Drive and Danner Circle.
General Randall Lee Gibson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
4. General Randall Lee Gibson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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