Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Revolutionary War at Mobile

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Location: Fort Conde – 104 Theatre Street, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.315    W 088° 02.373
  30.68858333    -88.03955
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNE47


Siege of Fort Charlotte (Condé) 1780

Spain, America's ally, declared war on Great Britain in June 1779. Bernardo de Galvez, governor of Spanish Louisiana at New Orleans, led the attack against the British along the lower Mississippi River and Gulf Coast. In February 1780, Galvez laid siege upon the British forces here at Fort Charlotte (Condé) resulting in its surrender and the capture of the city of Mobile, March 14, 1780. Galvez next captured Pensacola and accepted the British surrender of West Florida, May 9, 1781, thus aiding the American colonists by removing the British threat from the Gulf of Mexico.

Erected In 1996 By The Sons Of The Revolution Of The State Of Alabama"

End of The Revolutionary War at Mobile