Battle of Spanish FortOn the evening of April 8th, 1865, while the Confederate fortifications were being shelled by Union artillery, the 8th Iowa Infantry advanced from near this point to the Confederate left and captured a part of the works, in hand to hand fighting. General Gibson ordered a counter attack but was unable to restore his line against heavy Union reinforcements. He was able to save most of his garrison by withdrawing down a foot bridge to Battery Tracy, on Blakely River, then to Mobile.
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|Date Added||Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 412686 N 3394993|
|Decimal Degrees||30.68451667, -87.91160000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 41.071', W 87° 54.696'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 41' 4.26" N, 87° 54' 41.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10 Monroe Ln, Spanish Fort AL 36527, US|
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