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History buffs will not want to miss visiting Fort Morgan, one of the sites that comprise the Mobile Bay Civil War Trail. The trail is a guide to the military movements, famous Civil War battles, including the Battle of Mobile Bay, and life as it was lived during the war.

Walk Where The Soldiers Did On The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail

“Damn the torpedoes!” is the familiar battle cry, but there's much more to the Alabama Gulf Coast’s Civil War story.

The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to north Mobile County—more than 90 miles—and documents famous Civil War battles, including the Battle of Mobile Bay (August 1864) and the Overland Campaign (March - May, 1865).

The trail is a guide to the military movements, famous Civil War battles and way of life on and around Mobile Bay. Each stop along the way offers a look into what the sailors, marines, and soldiers did and saw in their day.

Begin your trail experience online and plan your visit to all the Alabama Civil War sites. The trail explores in greater detail, through a series of interpretive exhibits, the historic events that restored Mobile and the Bay country to the Union.

See the cannons of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, Alabama strongholds that played vital roles in the Battle of Mobile Bay, still standing guard at mouth of the bay.

Walk along the river banks where troops gathered and camped on their journey north. Stand in the room where the surrender was signed, at the site of the last original Civil War surrender house.

Take a journey through time. Experience the Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.

For an up-close-and-personal look at Fort Morgan, reserve a Fort Morgan vacation condo or house and enjoy the peace and solitude this end of Pleasure Island brings.
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When you visit Fort Morgan, you'll find these arched casemates that the troops used for storage.

Give yourself a Fort Morgan history lesson

Everyone can benefit from a hands-on history lesson, and Fort Morgan provides just that for travelers staying in the area's vacation rentals. You can even pull up this guide on your smartphone as you navigate past each site and learn what it was like here for 19th-century troops.

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