Siege & Battle of Spanish Fort
​Spanish Fort, Alabama

The Fight for the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay

The Siege and Battle of Spanish Fort was a key Civil War engagement fought as Union forces drove up the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. 
Battery or Fort McDermott occupies the highest point in the Confederate lines at Spanish Fort, Alabama. It is the best-preserved spot on the battlefield.

Confederate cannon fired from these emplacements during the Siege and Battle of Spanish Fort., holding Union troops at bay for days.
Scars of war, like Union Siege Battery Number One (seen here), survive in lawns and neighborhoods throughout the city of Spanish Fort, Alabama.
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Mobile Bay is seen here at sunset from the high bluffs at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Union warships fired from these waters during the battle and siege.

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