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

Confederate Main Line of Resistance

(The Battle of Spanish Fort, March 26-April 9, 1865)

 
 
Confederate Main Line of Resistance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Confederate Main Line of Resistance Marker
Inscription. Twenty-nine Union field guns, manned by men of the 3d Indiana, 1st Illinois and 2d Iowa Batteries, shelled these Confederate trenches for 13 consecutive days and nights. The fact that these trenches were never breached, attests to the courage of the Men in Gray.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.552′ N, 87° 54.833′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Bull Run Road east of Spanish Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Bull Run Road, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caisson Trace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (about 600 feet away); Red Fort (approx. ľ mile away); Fort McDermott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Fort (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker.
The view east on Bull Run Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The view east on Bull Run Road.
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. War, US Civil
 
Looking west on Bull Run Road towards Spanish Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Looking west on Bull Run Road towards Spanish Main Street.
View of marker prior to repainting. image. Click for full size.
By © Google Street View, June 2011
4. View of marker prior to repainting.
 
 
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 198 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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