Siege of Fort Charlotte (Condé) 1780Spain, 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.
|Placed By||The Sons Of The Revolution Of The State Of Alabama|
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|Date Added||Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 400429 N 3395521|
|Decimal Degrees||30.68831667, -88.03960000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 41.299', W 88° 2.376'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 41' 17.94" N, 88° 2' 22.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 166 S Royal St, Mobile AL 36602, US|
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