Fort Morgan in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point
French Fleur de Lis, 1701-1763
France was the first European power to claim Mobile Point in 1701. France held the area until it was ceded to the British by the Treaty of Paris that ended the French and Indian War.
King's Colors, 1763-1780
Great Britain controlled Mobile Point until February 1780 when it was seized by Spanish forces under the command of Bernardo de Galvez during the Revolutionary War.
Flag of Bourbon Spain, 1780-1813
Spanish forces constructed the first documented fortification on Mobile Point in February 1780. Spain controlled Mobile Point until April of 1813.
Star Spangled Banner, 1813
The United States seized Mobile Point from Spain in April of 1813 and constructed the first permanent
Montgomery Rifles, 1861
The Montgomery Rifles were an Alabama Militia company sent to Fort Morgan in January 1861. As Alabama did not have an official state flag, the Rifles' flag flew over the fort from January thru early March of 1861.
Second National Confederate 1863-1864
The Second National Confederate Flag replaced the First National Flag in May 1863. This flag flew over Fort Morgan during the Battle of Mobile Bay and the siege of the fort during August 1864.
This wayside was made possible through the generous memorial contributions of the family and friends of Jerry Bullard in remembrance fo his fondness for Fort Morgan and its rich history
Erected by Family and Friends of Jerry Bullard.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 30° 13.77′ N, 88° 1.34′ W. Marker is in Fort Morgan, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Fort Morgan Road (Route 180) 2 miles west of Dune Drive, on the left when traveling west. Located at Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gulf Shores AL 36542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Overland Campaign (a few steps from this marker); 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun and Model 1918A1 Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); 32 Pounder Sea Coast Defense Gun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bowyer War of 1812 (about 300 feet away); Noble Leslie DeVotie (about 300 feet away); Battery Schenck (1899-1923) (about 400 feet away); First Battle of Fort Bowyer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Morgan.
Also see . . . Fort Morgan State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 7, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.