Baldwin County, Alabama, Fort Blakeley

Fort Blakeley – An Earthworks Fort Built During The Civil War

Photograph of Fort Blakeley in present time.

In 1864, Fort Blakeley, which was a Confederate earthworks and log fortification was established in Blakeley, which was at the one the county seat of Baldwin County, Alabama. On April 9, 1865, Fort Blakeley was attacked and captured by Union forces in the Battle of Fort Blakeley, which was the end of the Mobile Campaign and the last major battle of the U.S. Civil War.

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