Forts & Battlefields

Explore forts, battlefields, campaigns, and sites of historical military significance in the South.

Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Prospect Bluff Historic Sites

Old Fort Jackson

This battle at a looping bend of the Tallapoosa River forever changed the history of Alabama and the United States. 
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The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
The deadliest cannonshot in American history was fired at the Negro Fort or British Post at Prospect Bluff, Florida.
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Prospect Bluff Historic Sites
Fort James Jackson has defended Savannah for more than 200 years. It is Georgia's oldest brick fort and is beautifully preserved.
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Old Fort Jackson

Battle of Fort Blakeley

Battle of Columbus (Girard)

Battle of Allatoona Pass

One of the last significant battles of the Civil War took place at Historic Blakeley State Park near Spanish Fort, Alabama.
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Battle of Fort Blakeley
The last major battle of the Civil War was fought for control of the important Southern manufacturing city of Columbus, Georgia. Click to learn more:

Battle of Columbus (Girard)
This bloody Georgia battle ended in Confederate disaster. It also inspired a beloved Christian hymn.
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