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

Fort McDermott

 
 
Fort McDermott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Fort McDermott Marker
Inscription. From this Confederate Fort 15 heavy artillery guns, repelled elements of 2 Union Army Corps, routed 5 ironclad monitors attacking up the Blakely River and for 13 days helped prevent the capture of Mobile until after General Lee's Surrender at Appomattox.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.23′ N, 87° 55.018′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Confederate Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 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. A different marker also named Fort McDermott (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caisson Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibsonís Brigade (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker. Over the
Fort McDermott is located behind this house. Note, this is private property. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Fort McDermott is located behind this house. Note, this is private property.
For access to the old Fort McDermott area, drive to the eastern side of the fort area, located on Spanish Main Street, between Rebel Road and Cannonade Boulevard.
last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
 
Regarding Fort McDermott. A private park has been cleared up, just east of this marker, behind the house you see here on the hill. This was the highest point along 2 miles of Confederate lines, looked over Blakeley River and provided an excellent vantage point for the Confederate artillery.

**Do not attempt to trespass or go behind the houses here. This is private property.**
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Wiki on Fort McDermott. (Submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Spanish Fort. (Submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Map of the Rebel Defenses including this fort. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress x85111414355 by Robert Knox Sneden
3. Map of the Rebel Defenses including this fort.
Map of Rebel defences [sic] of Mobile shewing [sic] Union attack April 3rd-9th 1865 on Spanish Fort (Robert Knox Sneden, 1832-1918). From the Library of Congress collection (Virginia Historical Society-Richmond, VA)
View north on Confederate Drive towards Cannonade Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
4. View north on Confederate Drive towards Cannonade Boulevard.
Fort McDermott locations on west side of park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
5. Fort McDermott locations on west side of park.
The Top of Fort McDermott image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
6. The Top of Fort McDermott
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 347 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6. submitted on February 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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