“Damn the Torpedoes! – Full Speed Ahead!”, the familiar battle cry of the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Union Adm. David Farragut skillfully slipped past the mine field off Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines where the ironclad USS Tecumseh had already sank. Then Farragut got into a slug-fest with the Confederate ironclad USS Tennessee. The overland campaign lasted from March until May 1865.
There are many Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from on the Civil War Trail. Plan your war history trip today and get back to a home owned Alabama B&B. Get personalized service and be pampered. Bed & Breakfasts Inns are a better way to stay.
The Civil War Trail stretches over 90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico north to Mobile County. Confederate blockade runners saw the most action at Mobile Bay while sneaking supplies northward. Just hours after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee miles away in Virginia, the Battle of Blakeley was fought at Fort Blakeley on April 9, 1865. The invasion at Fort Blakeley was probably the last charge of this war.
Visit a South Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inn and trace the steps of those who fought for their beliefs. Civil War sites to visit; Historic Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, historic Blakeley State Park, and Magee Farm the site of the last Confederate surrender to General Canby. Explore over 300 years of history at the Museum of Mobile a 1857 National Landmark that that was originally the Southern Market/Old City Hall. See all Alabama Civil War Sites.
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