The 8th Iowa Infantry Historical

The 8th Iowa Infantry Historical (HM1WJ2)

Location: Spanish Fort, AL 36527 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 41.071', W 87° 54.696'

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Battle of Spanish Fort

On 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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HM NumberHM1WJ2
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Date Added Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 412686 N 3394993
Decimal Degrees30.68451667, -87.91160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.071', W 87° 54.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 4.26" N, 87° 54' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Monroe Ln, Spanish Fort AL 36527, US
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