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

Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point

 
 
Colors of Significance Historic Flags of Mobile Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 31, 2018
1. Colors of Significance Historic Flags of Mobile Point Marker
Inscription. Traditionally referred to as "colors', flags have long been used to identify nations, loyalties, and movements. As the sands have shifted through the ages, so too have the colors and loyalties of the Gulf Coast. Displayed here are a small section of the many historic colors which have flown over Mobile Point and South Alabama since the Age of Discovery.

French Fleur de Lis, 1701-1763
France was the first European power to claim Mobile Point in 1701. France held the area until it was ceded to the British by the Treaty of Paris that ended the French and Indian War.

King's Colors, 1763-1780
Great Britain controlled Mobile Point until February 1780 when it was seized by Spanish forces under the command of Bernardo de Galvez during the Revolutionary War.

Flag of Bourbon Spain, 1780-1813
Spanish forces constructed the first documented fortification on Mobile Point in February 1780. Spain controlled Mobile Point until April of 1813.

Star Spangled Banner, 1813
The United States seized Mobile Point from Spain in April of 1813 and constructed the first permanent fort, Fort Bowyer, later that year. The fort was engaged in two major actions against the British in September 1814 and in February 1815.

Montgomery Rifles, 1861
The Montgomery
Colors of Significance Historic Flags of Mobile Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 1, 2018
2. Colors of Significance Historic Flags of Mobile Point Marker
Rifles were an Alabama Militia company sent to Fort Morgan in January 1861. As Alabama did not have an official state flag, the Rifles' flag flew over the fort from January thru early March of 1861.

Second National Confederate 1863-1864
The Second National Confederate Flag replaced the First National Flag in May 1863. This flag flew over Fort Morgan during the Battle of Mobile Bay and the siege of the fort during August 1864.

This wayside was made possible through the generous memorial contributions of the family and friends of Jerry Bullard in remembrance fo his fondness for Fort Morgan and its rich history
 
Erected by Family and Friends of Jerry Bullard.
 
Location. 30° 13.77′ N, 88° 1.34′ W. Marker is in Fort Morgan, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Fort Morgan Road (Route 180) 2 miles west of Dune Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Fort Morgan on Mobile Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Gulf Shores AL 36542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Overland Campaign (a few steps from this marker); 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun and Model 1918A1 Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); 32 Pounder Sea Coast Defense Gun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bowyer War of 1812 (about 300 feet away); Noble Leslie DeVotie (about 300 feet away); Battery Schenck (1899-1923) (about 400 feet away); First Battle of Fort Bowyer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Morgan.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Morgan State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 7, 2018.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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