Fort Morgan

Western terminus of AL 180, Gasque, Alabama

Photos 

Fort Morgan

1. PLAN OF FORT MORGAN, dated 1817

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Primary fortification at mouth of Mobile Bay and one of major works in 19th c. U.S. coastal defense system. Seized by Confederate forces during Civil War; besieged and recaptured by U.S. forces Aug. 5-23, 1864; used as training base during Spanish-American War. Reactivated as coastal artillery training post and naval base during World War II. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS AL-101)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000146
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Fortification; Battle site
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1864
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 15, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Sources