The Citadel

The Citadel (HM1R1U)

Location: Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 13.711', W 88° 1.366'

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(1821-1865)

The Citadel, a large ten sided brick and wood structure, once dominated the Fort's parade ground. Capable of housing 400 soldiers, it served as a defensive barracks for the Fort's garrison.

During the Union bombardment of Fort Morgan on August 22nd, 1864 the Citadel roof caught fire and burned out of control. Following the Civil War the structure's gutted ruins were demolished.
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HM NumberHM1R1U
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Date Added Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 401580 N 3344549
Decimal Degrees30.22851667, -88.02276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.711', W 88° 1.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 42.66" N, 88° 1' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores AL 36542, US
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