Near Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama
Alabama had a significant role during the War of 1812. The Creek Indian War and Andrew Jackson’s victory at Horseshoe Bend changed the boundaries of the United States in the south and the southwest. The Battle at Fort Mims and Fort Bowyer marked the beginning and end War of 1812 in Alabama.
The first battle at Fort Bowyer in September 1814 near present day Fort Morgan resulted in a British defeat and forced them to abandon their strategy to capture Mobile and use it as a base to capture New Orleans. They were forced to attack New Orleans from the sea.
After the British defeat in New Orleans (January 1815) the British fleet attacked Fort Bowyer a second time (February 1815) and was successful. However the Treaty of Ghent had been signed so the battle was for naught.
Erected 2013 by Baldwin County.
Topics and series. Forts and Castles • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1814.
Location. 30° 58.259′ N, 87° 52.159′ W. Marker is near Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Alabama Route 225, on the left when traveling north. Located within Baldwin County Bicentennial Park about 1100 feet west of park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51233 AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin County WWI Monument (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Gen. Bernardo de Galvez (here, next to this marker); First Creek War (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Sea Coast Mortar (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some - Some Gave All (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Also see . . . Forts and Battle Sites Alabama. (Submitted on August 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.