Spanish Fort, AL
March 27-April 8, 1865
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Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
Mobile Campaign 
Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby
Brig. Gen. Randall L. Gibson
XVI and XIII Corps
Spanish Fort Garrison
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
On March 27, 1865,
Canby’s forces were met at Danley’s Ferry and immediately began a siege
of Spanish Fort.
By April 1st the Union forces had enveloped the
fort and captured it on April 8th.
Most of the Confederate forces, under
Brig. Gen. Randall L. Gibson, escaped
to Mobile, but Spanish Fort was no longer a threat.
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