A currated list of forts in alabama including civil war forts, war of 1812 forts, current and past military forts.
Creek War Battle Sites in Alabama The Creek War (1813–1814), also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War, was a regional war between opposing Creek factions, European empires and the United States, taking place largely in today’s Alabama and along the Gulf Coast. The war of began as a civil war, […]
Creek prophets performed ceremonies at the site to create a spiritual barrier of protection. Hence the Creek name “Econochaca,” loosely translated as holy ground, but properly translated as sacred or beloved ground.
Fort Williams was important in both the War of 1812 and again during the Creek War, it having served in the years between as an Indian Agency.
The majority of Alabama battlefields found listed at other sites show only the major battles throughout Alabama’s history. Digital Alabama tries to include the countless lesser known incidents. If bullets or arrows are flying, it is a battlefield.
The Battle of Tallushatchee was a battle fought during the War of 1812 and Creek War on November 3, 1813.
After repulsing Forrests attack at Day’s Gap in the early morning hours Streight’s “Mule Brigade” continued south about 6 miles until reaching Crooked Creek.
The Battle of Day’s Gap, fought on April 30, 1863, was the first in a series of American Civil War skirmishes in Cullman County, Alabama, that lasted until a battle on May 2nd, known as Streight’s Raid.
One of the most memorable Civil War battles was between the Union forces of Colonel Abel D. Streight and the Confederate forces under General Bedford Forrest. This battle was in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.
Overlooking the marshes of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta just north of Mobile is the site
of the Alabama ghost town of Blakeley.
Now a part of Historic Blakeley State Park, the city once competed with Mobile for the status of queen city of Lower Alabama. All that remains today are gravestones, a few ruins and traces of old streets.
Siege operations at Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, by the U.S. forces under Maj. Gen. Canby : captured by the Army of West Miss. on the night of April 8 & 9, 1865
Shows fortifications. Relief shown by hachures. Printed on blue paper. Mounted on paper. In pencil in top right hand corner: 1864, 61. Pencil notes in right margin. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S17, 111
Affair At Madison Station May 17, 1864 The largest engagement of the Civil War in Madison County Alabama was fought during a driving rainstorm in Madison, Alabama at the site of the railroad depot. Under the command of Col. Josiah Patterson, the Confederate forces (~1000 cavalry and a battery of artillery) crossed the Tennessee River […]
Wilson’s Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865), was a military engagement near the end of the American Civil War. It was fought in Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, a town of about ten thousand inhabitants.
Rebel line of works at Blakely captured by the Army of West Miss., April 9, 1865. Union positions are colored blue, and Confederate works are red. Includes roads, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures.
The Battle of Autossee (meaning “war club”) took place on November 29, 1813, during the Creek War, at the Creek towns of Autossee and Tallasee near present-day Shorter, Alabama in Macon County Alabama.
Map: Battle of Horseshoe Bend Date 5 November 2015, 11:45:25 Source The Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812 Author Benson Lossing
On April 30 at Day’s Gap on Sand Mountain, Forrest caught up with Streight’s expedition and attacked his rear guard. Streight’s men managed to repulse this attack and as a result they continued their march to avoid any further delays and envelopments caused by the Confederate troops.
Map shows route taken by Union Admiral Farragut in August 1864 as well as that in March 1865, when his fleet provided naval support to land forces under Frederick Steele and E.R.S. Camby. Camby captured Spanish Fort and Blakely, across the bay from Mobile, entering that city on April 18. This map pays attention to the Confederates use of spikes and torpedoes (naval mines) as defenses against an invasion by water.
A regional view of Mobile and environs, encompassing Mobile, Blakely, Spanish Fort, Alabama City, Williamsburg, Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, and Fort Orwell. Also shows defenses of Mobile Bay, including use of torpedoes (mines), spikes, and sunken logs. The city of Mobile was abandoned by the Confederates on the night of April 11-20th, 1865.