Fort Morgan in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Pride of Seven Flags
Tribute dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of our country here at Fort Morgan.
Here lies the pride of seven flags entombed in our ancestor’s worth, who heard the thunder of the fray break o’er the field beneath knew the watchword of the day was “Victory or Death.”
Dates of battles and some events relative to Fort Morgan.
1711 – Battle, France – England
1719 – Battle, France – Spain
1763 – Ceded by France to England
1780 – Battle, Spain – England
1783 – Ceded by England to Spain
1812 – Became part of Mississippi Territory
1813 – Battle, United States – Spain
1813 – Construction started on present fort
1814 – Battle, United States – England
1815 – Battle, United States – England
1817 – Became part of Alabama Territory by act of Congress
1833 – Construction completed on present fort
1898 – Occupied by United States Army – Spanish American War
1914-15-16-17-18 – Occupied by United States Army Navy – World War I
1941-42-43-44 – Occupied by United States Army, Navy and Coast Guard – World War II
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Notable Events • War of 1812 • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1711.
Location. 30° 13.702′ N, 88° 1.307′ W. Marker is in Fort Morgan, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Dixie Graves Parkway near Alabama Route 180 W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Highway 180 West, 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 Citadel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citadel (1825-1865) (about 300 feet away); 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle (about 400 feet away); Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point (about 500 feet away); The Overland Campaign (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Mobile BayThe Battle of Mobile Bay (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Mobile Bay (about 500 feet away).
Also see . . . Overhead photo of Fort Morgan. ...hosted by CB4GO.com. This marker is visible to the left of the photo. (Submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,468 times since then and 235 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 6, 7. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.