Historic Markers Across Alabama



Confederate Redoubt No. 3



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Location: on General Gibson Rd, Spanish Fort, AL
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 40.633    W 087° 54.753
  30.67721666    -87.91255
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTXHX
 



Text:

Confederate Redoubt No. 3


Capt. Cuthbert Slocomb of the 5th Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, commanded Redoubt No. 3, also known as Battery Blair, consisted of one 8-inch Columbiad, two 12-pound Napoleons, one 3-inch ordinance rifle, and four mortars. The four cannons were nicknamed Lady Slocomb, Cora Slocomb, Lady Vaught, and General Gibson. A severe bombardment on April 4, 1865 disabled the 8-inch Lady Slocomb and killed several men. The cannon is now displayed outside the Louisiana Civil War Museum in New Orleans.

Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans
Admiral Semmes Camp 11.



Notes:

Two side marker: see Gibson's Brigade



End of Confederate Redoubt No. 3