Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Where the Civil War Ended: Blakely Park, Alabama-- Part 2

The first memorials were erected at Fort Blakely in the 1990s, one honors five Missouri units which fought at the battle.  Showing the division caused by the war, three were Confederate and two were Union.

More United States Colored Troops fought at the action than at most any other fight during the war.  It is the only location where a full division of black troops, about 5,000, fought.

The location of the fort, on the Blakely River, is also where another 19th century town was located, one that rivaled Mobile at one time as the major place on the bay.  There was also a French colonial plantation and Indian sites dating back 2,500 years.

Here's Hoping the Site Continues.  --Old Secesh

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