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

Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade

 
 
Confederate Redoubt No. 4 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Confederate Redoubt No. 4 Marker (Side 2)
Inscription.
Side 1
Redoubt No. 4 was part of the Confederate line known as Red Fort. Capt. John Phillipís Tennessee Light Artillery manned the redoubt until they were relieved on April 4, 1865 by Garrity's Alabama Light Artillery. Lt. Henry Carrell temporally commanded Garrityís Battery during the battle. The redoubt was armed with two 12-pounder Napoleons, one 12-pounder howitzer and two mortars.

Side 2
Brig. Gen. James Holtzclaw's Alabama Infantry Brigade occupied the center of the Confederate line during the Battle of Spanish Fort. The brigade was positioned between Battery Blair and the Sandbag Battery. The 38th AL Infantry was on the brigade's right, posted next to Battery Blair. To its left was the 21st AL Infantry followed by the 18th AL Infantry. On the left side of Red Fort was the 32nd/58th consolidated AL Infantry, followed by the 36th Infantry.
 
Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans -Admiral Semmes Camp 11.
 
Location. 30° 40.899′ N, 87° 54.679′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Spanish Main Street west of Cavalry Charge, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 616 Spanish Main Street, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Holtzclaw's Brigade Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Holtzclaw's Brigade Marker (Side 1)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. ľ mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caisson Trace (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker. Over the last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War wiki site on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The view west on Spanish Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. The view west on Spanish Main Street.
Looking east on Spanish Main Street with Cavalry Charge on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
4. Looking east on Spanish Main Street with Cavalry Charge on right.
Brigadier General James Holtzclaw image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain US-PD
5. Brigadier General James Holtzclaw
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 187 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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