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

1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops

 
 
1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops Marker
Inscription. This earthen mound was part of a redoubt constructed by the 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops in April, 1865. The regiment saw considerable action against Confederate warships protecting the Blakely River. These earthworks have been preserved as a gift from the Fuller family to the Archaeological Conservancy in 2006.
 
Location. 30° 41.604′ N, 87° 54.56′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Speckle Trout Route 0.1 miles north of General Canby Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Speckle Trout Route, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); Red Fort (approx. one mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Also see . . .
Marker located on part of the earthen mound in a residential cul-de-sac. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Marker located on part of the earthen mound in a residential cul-de-sac.
 Wikipedia article on the U.S. Colored Troops. (Submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
The view south on Speckle Trout Route. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. The view south on Speckle Trout Route.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 223 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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