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

The Battle of Fort Blakely

 
 
The Battle of Fort Blakely Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
1. The Battle of Fort Blakely Marker
Inscription.
The Battle of Fort Blakely April 9, 1865 was the last major battle of the Civil War. This 67 acre part of the Blakeley Battlefield was acquired in 2002 with assistance of grants from the Land & Water Conservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, the Civil War Preservation Trust, and Historic Blakeley Foundation together with the aid of the owner, Alan H. Belcher DVM.
 
Location. 30° 44.94′ N, 87° 54.382′ W. Marker is in Blakeley, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Battlefield Road 0.8 miles east of Green Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alabama (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Blakeley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ruins of the original Foundation of Baldwin County's First Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Women's Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saluda Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops (approx. 3.8 miles away); Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeley.
 
More about this marker.
The Battle of Fort Blakely Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
2. The Battle of Fort Blakely Marker
The roads leading to this marker in Historic Blakeley Park are unpaved. There are no markers marking the battlefield except for map corresponding numbers, posted on posts. This Marker is the only one in this area of the battlefield at this time. Many well preserved earthworks and forts are located along the route.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blakely State Park, Civil War. Maps and information included (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.) 

2. Civil War Trust- Fort Blakeley. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
3. Fort Blakeley- Flickr Photos- Civil War Trust Tour. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
3. Earthworks
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
4. Earthworks
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
5. Earthworks
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
6. Earthworks
Map Corresponding Numbers on Post image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
7. Map Corresponding Numbers on Post
Map Corresponding Numbers on Posts image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
8. Map Corresponding Numbers on Posts
Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
9. Earthworks
Historic Blakeley State Park image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 10, 2011
10. Historic Blakeley State Park
Rebel line of works at Blakely captured by the Army of West Miss., April 9, 1865 : Position & approa image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
11. Rebel line of works at Blakely captured by the Army of West Miss., April 9, 1865 : Position & approa
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 202 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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