Historic Markers Across Alabama

Confederate Main Line of Resistanc

Marker ID:  
Location: on Bull Run Rd, Spanish Fort, AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 40.552    W 087° 54.833
  30.67586666    -87.91388333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTXHJ


Confederate Main
Line of Resistance

(The Battle of Spanish Fort, March 26-April 9, 1865)

Twenty-nine Union field guns, manned by men of the 3d Indiana, 1st Illinois and 2d Iowa Batteries, shelled these Confederate trenches for 13 consecutive days and nights. The fact that these trenches were never breached, attests to the courage of the Men in Gray.

Erected by the Spanish Fort Historical Society.

End of Confederate Main Line of Resistanc