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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan

August 02, 2014

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan Join Fort Morgan and re-enactors from across the nation commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan. Saturday morning’s events will depict the attack by the Union Navy upon the fort as they attempt to steam past the fort and into the bay. The afternoon witnesses the opening of the siege guns upon the fort. Union artillery and infantry will seal the fate of the Confederate garrison by occupying the siege lines across the peninsula and commencing the bombardment. Saturday evening, the bombardment intensifies with artillery blazing away at the fort and concluding for the day with a grand fireworks display over the fort. Sunday morning the guns open fire again upon the fort and continue throughout the day until the fort finally surrenders to Union forces. Also, there will be period music and demonstrations throughout the day. Fort Morgan Museum – (251) 540-7127

Location and directions:
Fort Morgan State Park

Admission:
Admission: $10.00 per Adult, $7.00 per Senior (65 and older), and $5.00 per Child (6-12)

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