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

The Pride of Seven Flags

 
 
The Pride of Seven Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
1. The Pride of Seven Flags Marker
East Face
Inscription. (East Face):
Tribute dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of our country here at Fort Morgan.
Here lies the pride of seven flags entombed in our ancestor’s worth, who heard the thunder of the fray break o’er the field beneath knew the watchword of the day was “Victory or Death.”

(North Face):
Dates of battles and some events relative to Fort Morgan.
1711 – Battle, France – England
1719 – Battle, France – Spain
1763 – Ceded by France to England
1780 – Battle, Spain – England
1783 – Ceded by England to Spain
1812 – Became part of Mississippi Territory

(South Face):
1813 – Battle, United States – Spain
1813 – Construction started on present fort
1814 – Battle, United States – England
1815 – Battle, United States – England
1817 – Became part of Alabama Territory by act of Congress
1833 – Construction completed on present fort

(West Face):
1864 – Battle Confederate Army – Federal Navy
1898 – Occupied by United States Army – Spanish American War
1914-15-16-17-18 – Occupied by United States Army Navy –
The Pride of Seven Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
2. The Pride of Seven Flags Marker
North Face
World War I
1941-42-43-44 – Occupied by United States Army, Navy and Coast Guard – World War II
 
Location. 30° 13.702′ N, 88° 1.307′ W. Marker is in Fort Morgan, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Dixie Graves Parkway near Alabama Route 180 W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores AL 36542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Citadel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citadel (1825-1865) (about 300 feet away); 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle (about 400 feet away); Fort Bowyer War of 1812 (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); The Overland Campaign (about 500 feet away); The Battle of Mobile Bay (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Mobile Bay (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Mobile Bay (about 500 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  Overhead photo of Fort Morgan. ...hosted by CB4GO.com. This marker is visible to the left of the photo. (Submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable EventsWar of 1812War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
The Pride of Seven Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
3. The Pride of Seven Flags Marker
West Face
The Pride of Seven Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
4. The Pride of Seven Flags Marker
South Face
The Seven Flags at Fort Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2001
5. The Seven Flags at Fort Morgan
The seven flags on the glacis represent the groups that have controlled this area. They are: France, Great Britain, Spain, the United States, the Alabama Militia (Montgomery Rifles), the Confederacy, and the State of Alabama
The Pride of Seven Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
6. The Pride of Seven Flags Marker
Hatchet Chandler image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2007
7. Hatchet Chandler
In front of the Pride of Seven Flags marker is a tribute to a local resident, Hatchet Chandler (1861 - 1967). He was an "Author, Historian and Custodian of Fort Morgan for 23 years."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,350 times since then and 185 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   6, 7. submitted on January 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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