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

The 8th Iowa Infantry

Battle of Spanish Fort

 
 
The 8th Iowa Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. The 8th Iowa Infantry Marker
Inscription. On the evening of April 8th, 1865, while the Confederate fortifications were being shelled by Union artillery, the 8th Iowa Infantry advanced from near this point to the Confederate left and captured a part of the works, in hand to hand fighting. General Gibson ordered a counter attack but was unable to restore his line against heavy Union reinforcements. He was able to save most of his garrison by withdrawing down a foot bridge to Battery Tracy, on Blakely River, then to Mobile.
 
Location. 30° 41.071′ N, 87° 54.696′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Monroe Lane north of Southern Way, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Monroe 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. 5 / Ector's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Final Assault (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division
The 8th Iowa Infantry marker at top of cul-de-sac. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The 8th Iowa Infantry marker at top of cul-de-sac.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Red Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking south down Monroe Lane past marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Looking south down Monroe Lane past marker.
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 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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