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

Spanish Fort

 
 
Spanish Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Spanish Fort Marker
Inscription. Rendezvous for Indians, Spanish, French and English Explorers. In 1865, Three Confederate Brigades, outnumbered 10 to 1, engaged the Army of West Mississippi (Union Forces) in the last battle of the War Between the States. March 26~April 9, 1865.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.138′ N, 87° 54.731′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Spanish Main Street north of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Spanish Main St, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. ľ mile away); Fort McDermott (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caisson Trace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Regarding Spanish Fort.
The view north on Spanish Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The view north on Spanish Main Street.
There is much debate on which battle was the actual "last battle" of the war.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History of Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort website). The history of Spanish Fort includes being presided over by six different governments since its foundation as a trading post in 1712 - France, Great Britain, Spain, the United States of America, the Confederate States of America, and Alabama. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Civil
 
View from marker of intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 90/98). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View from marker of intersection of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 90/98).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 361 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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