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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Revolutionary War at Mobile

Siege of Fort Charlotte (Condé) 1780

 
 
The Revolutionary War at Mobile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. The Revolutionary War at Mobile Marker
Inscription. Spain, America's ally, declared war on Great Britain in June 1779. Bernardo de Galvez, governor of Spanish Louisiana at New Orleans, led the attack against the British along the lower Mississippi River and Gulf Coast. In February 1780, Galvez laid siege upon the British forces here at Fort Charlotte (Condé) resulting in its surrender and the capture of the city of Mobile, March 14, 1780. Galvez next captured Pensacola and accepted the British surrender of West Florida, May 9, 1781, thus aiding the American colonists by removing the British threat from the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Erected 1996 by The Sons Of The Revolution Of The State Of Alabama.
 
Location. 30° 41.299′ N, 88° 2.376′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of South Royal Street and Theatre Street, on the right when traveling south on South Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 South Royal Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Mobile's First Theater (a few steps from this marker); L'Arbre de Pau (a few steps from this marker); Mobile's First Jail (within
Spanish General Bernardo de Gálvez image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
2. Spanish General Bernardo de Gálvez
shouting distance of this marker); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (within shouting distance of this marker); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); City Hall (about 500 feet away); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fort Charlotte - Mobile, Alabama. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Battle of Fort Charlotte. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
View of marker looking north towards reconstructed Fort Conde. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. View of marker looking north towards reconstructed Fort Conde.
Wide area view of marker and nearby street signs. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. Wide area view of marker and nearby street signs.
Fort Charlotte (Condé) model. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. Fort Charlotte (Condé) model.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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