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Battle of Spanish Fort 3/27-4/8 1865 American Civil War

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  • Pvt. Wilson W. Stapp, (CSA) (1827 - d.)
    Residence 1850: Coosa, Alabama Residence 1860: Talladega, Alabama Residence 1866: Perry, Alabama Residence 1870: Lawrence, Alabama Military Service: August 3, 1861- May 12, 1865 Alpine, Tallad...
  • Pvt. William Henry Harrison Bennett, (USA) (1837 - 1907)
    Harrison Bennett served in the US Army during the American Civil War with the rank of Private. He enlisted in Company A, Wisconsin 33rd Infantry Regiment on 11 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 20 Jun 1865. He...
  • Bvt. Brig. Gen. Samuel Newton Shoup, (USA) (1828 - 1886)
    Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. When the Civil War began, Shoup raised a company which became company E of the 114th Illinois Infantry. He was elected and commissioned captain upon its organi...
  • George P. Baker, (USA) (1846 - 1901)
    GEORGE P. BAKER was born 1846 to James H. Baker and Susan (Bartow) Baker. He married Asenath (Ross) Baker on December 1867 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Benj. & Ruth (C...
  • Sgt. Maj. Henry James Feltus (1846 - 1926)
    Henry James Feltus (August 13, 1846 - January, 1926) was a Civil War veteran and early newspaper editor in Bloomington. He enlisted on Jan. 4, 1864 into Company C of the 13th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry...

The Battle of Spanish Fort took place from March 27 to April 8, 1865, in Baldwin County, Alabama, as part of the Mobile Campaign of the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

After the Union victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Mobile nevertheless remained in Confederate hands. Spanish Fort was heavily fortified as an eastern defense to the city of Mobile. Fort Huger, Fort (Battery) Tracey, Fort (Battery) McDermott, Fort Alexis, Red Fort, and Old Spanish Fort were all part of the Mobile defenses at Spanish Fort.