September 5, 1863 Broomtown Valley


Broomtown Valley Sept. 5, 1863 Reconnoissance into, from  Winston’s Gap, Sept. 5, 1863 Winston Gap is a physical feature (gap) in DeKalb County. here was a skirmish at Winston’s Gap, Alabama, part of the Chickamauga Campaign. County: DeKalb County Latitude: 34.387312 Longitude: -85.8527484 GNIS ID: 150597 Reports of Brig. Gen. George Crook, U. S. Army, […]



Alabama declared that it had seceded from the United States of America on January 11, 1861. It then quickly joined the Confederate States during the American Civil War. A slave state, Alabama provided a significant source of troops and leaders, military material, supplies, food, horses and mules; however, very little of the state’s cotton crop could be sold, as the main port of Mobile was closed off by the U.S. Navy.

The Miracle of Mobile Bay

This story is not fiction. It is an amazing account of an episode in connection with the naval battle in Mobile bay, on August 5 1864, when the monitor Tecumseh was sunk in action. The names in the story, as told by Rear Admiral Goodrich, are real, and with the historic facts set forth are in the records of the great Civil war.

Civil War Map: Rebel Defences of Mobile

In August, 1864, Admiral Farragut defeated the Confederate forces in Mobile Bay.

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.

Civil War Map: Capture of Mobile Alabama

Robert Knox Sneden (1832–1918), an American landscape painter and a map-maker for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a prolific illustrator and memoirist documenting the war and other events.

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.