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

Confederate Drive

 
 
Confederate Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Confederate Drive Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of the 1,810 Men in Gray who defended the eastern approaches to Mobile in the battle of Spanish Fort March 26 ~ April 8-9, 1865. Here Brig. Gen. R. L. Gibson, C.S.A. engaged “…more than 20,000” enemy troops in the last days of the War between the States.
 
Location. 30° 40.101′ N, 87° 54.9′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Confederate Drive and Danner Circle, on the left when traveling south on Confederate Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Confederate Drive, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert Carey Danner (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort McDermott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caisson Trace (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibson’s Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker. Over the last few years these
Looking north on Confederate Drive. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Looking north on Confederate Drive.
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
 
View of marker at Confederate Drive and Danner Circle. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. View of marker at Confederate Drive and Danner Circle.
General Randall Lee Gibson image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. General Randall Lee Gibson
 
 
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 243 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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