Battle of Spanish Fort

Part of the Mobile Campaign of the Western Theater

Battle Summary
Date 03/27/1865 - 04/08/1865
Location Spanish Fort
Result Union victory: Union forces capture fort just east of Mobile. Confederate forces fled to Mobile.
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Major General E. R. S. Canby Brigadier General Randall L. Gibson
Forces Engaged
XIII Corps and XVI Corps Spanish Fort Garrison
30,000 2,500
Source: Wikipedia - Battle of Spanish Fort
Casualties and losses
Total 657 744
Source: Wikipedia - Battle of Spanish Fort
Synopsis of the battle:
Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby’s XIII and XVI corps moved along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay forcing the Confederates back into their defenses. Union forces then concentrated on Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. On March 27, 1865, Canby’s forces rendezvoused at Danley’s Ferry and immediately undertook a siege of Spanish Fort. The Union had enveloped the fort by April 1, and on April 8 captured it. Most of the Confederate forces, under the command of Brig. Gen. Randall L. Gibson, escaped and fled to Mobile, but Spanish Fort was no longer a threat.

Status of the Battlefield:
It is not known if the battlefield has been preserved.

Surviving earthworks: Unknown

Aids for your visit to the battlefield:
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Map of the Battlefield showing the locations of the markers? No

Monuments Documented:
There are 0 monuments documented by CWBFM on the battlefield.

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