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.

Battle for Southern Frontier


Alabama Battlefields
Civil War Battles
The Affair at Madison Station
Battle of Athens
Battle of Crooked Creek
Battle of Day’s Gap

Battle of Decatur

Battle of Fort Blakeley
Battle of Mobile Bay
Battle of Newton

Battle of Ebenezer Church

Battle of Selma

Battle of Munford
Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle
Battle of Spanish Fort

Siege of Bridgeport

Battle of Cherokee Station

Skirmish at Paint Rock Bridge

Streight’s Raid

Wilson’s Raid
The Indian Wars
Atchinalgi : Creek Indian Village
On the east bank of the Tallapoosa River, in Randolph County, Alabama,  near the mouth of Cedar Creek. Atchinalgi was destroyed on November 13, 1813 by General James White and his troops from Tennessee. Battle of Calebee Creek aka Battle for Camp Defiance
The Battle of Calebee Creek, also spelled Calabee, Callabee, or in the official report at the time, “Chalibee,” took place on January 27, 1814, during the Creek War, in Macon County, Alabama, fifty miles (80 km) west of Fort Mitchell near present-day Tuskegee. Also referred to as the Battle for Camp Defiance. General John Floyd, with 1,200 Georgia volunteers, a company of cavalry and 400 friendly Yuchi, repulsed a night attack of the Red Sticks on his camp.

Battle of Crooked Creek

Battle of Crooked Creek

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. At Crooked Creek Forrest’s Cavalry again engaged the rear guards of the Federal column. Thus began a running series of skirmishes and engagements at Crooked Creek (April 30), Hog Mountain (April 30), Blountsville (May 1), Black Creek/Gadsden (May 2), and Blount’s Plantation (May 2). From Col. Streight’s Report:

“It was now about 11 o’clock, fighting having continued since about 6 o’clock in the morning.

Tallassee Alabama

Tallassee (also “Talassee,” “Talisi,” “Tellassee,” and various similar spellings) is a prehistoric and historic Native American site in Blount County and Monroe County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Tallassee was the southernmost of a string of Overhill Cherokee villages that spanned the lower Little Tennessee River in the 18th century. Although it receives scant attention in primary historical accounts, Tallassee is one of the few Overhill towns to appear on every major 18th-century map of the Little Tennessee Valley.

Blakeley 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.