§On March 17ththe units moved up the eastern
shore of Mobile Bay in a joint movement of land and
force of light draft iron-clad monitors stood off shore accompanying
Canby’s column as it moved northwards towards the
head of Mobile Bay.
§Both the land and naval columns arrived near
Spanish Fort [click] on March 27th.
§Spanish Fort had two
major artillery fortifications that overlooked the river.
§On the land side these
two forts were protected by an infantry and light artillery
earthwork two miles in length that was incomplete on its