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

Red Fort

 
 
Red Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Red Fort Marker
Inscription. Built of red clay, armed with 12 heavy guns and served by 307 crack Confederate Artilleryman from Batteries Perry (Tenn.) Phillips (Tenn.) Lumsden (Ala.) and Garrity (Mobile, Ala.). It was the keystone in the defense of Spanish Fort, 1865.
 
Erected 1965 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.76′ N, 87° 54.734′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Lancers Lane east of Spanish Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Lancers Lane, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. ľ mile away); Caisson Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 8th Iowa Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker.
Red Fort Marker area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Red Fort Marker area.
Over the last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War wiki on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
The view east on Lancers Lane. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. The view east on Lancers Lane.
Siege Operations at Spanish Fort (General Canby's Plan No. 8) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress photo.
4. Siege Operations at Spanish Fort (General Canby's Plan No. 8)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 251 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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