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

Site Of The Naval Battery

 
 
Site Of The Naval Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kirk Barrett
1. Site Of The Naval Battery Marker
Inscription.  Manned with sailors and commanded by Lt. Commander Gillis of the U.S.S. Milwaukee, which was sunk by a Confederate torpedo in Blakeley River. Armed with two 4.2 in. Parrott rifled cannon firing projectiles weighing 30 lbs., these guns fired on Confederate Batteries Red Fort and Slocomb during the Battle of Spanish Fort. March 26 - April 8, 1865
 
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° 41.078′ N, 87° 54.256′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Union Pass east of Spanish Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Union Pass, 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. The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. ¼ mile away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); The Final Assault (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade
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(approx. half a mile away); Red Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
View West on Union Pass from marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
2. View West on Union Pass from marker.
View of marker at 7 Union Pass. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
3. View of marker at 7 Union Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Kirk Barrett of Point Clear, Alabama. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Kirk Barrett of Point Clear, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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