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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. Highest point along 2 miles of Confederate battle lines extending east and north. Here 200 soldiers from Georgia, Louisiana & Arkansas, held off a numerically superior Union Force for thirteen days and nights in the last battle of the War Between the States. April 1865.
 
Erected 1960 by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 40.285′ N, 87° 54.895′ W. Marker is in Spanish Fort, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Spanish Main Street south of Cannonade Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (a private park). It is owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans -Raphael Semmes Camp 11. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Spanish Main Street, Spanish Fort AL 36527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort McDermott (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Drive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Carey Danner (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish Fort
The view west, into the fort area, on the top of the hill. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. The view west, into the fort area, on the top of the hill.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Caisson Trace (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Main Line of Resistance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibson’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fort.
 
More about this marker. Over the last few years these markers have been repainted and repaired.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate States Navy Research Center, Mobile, Alabama on Fort McDermott. (Submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. Redoubt No. 2, Fort McDermett,
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park dedicated in April 2015. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3. Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park dedicated in April 2015.
Upper view of upper fortifications of Redoubt No. 2. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
4. Upper view of upper fortifications of Redoubt No. 2.
Looking south on Spanish Main Street from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
5. Looking south on Spanish Main Street from marker.
Ft. McDermott interpretive markers placed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
6. Ft. McDermott interpretive markers placed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 306 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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