A Visit to Fort Blakely
Site of the Last Major Battle of the Civil War

(Part 3)

 

The town of Blakely is now gone, reclaimed by trees.

 

Picnic area at the site of the town of Blakely. Dock on the river in the background.

 

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View to the North and West from the dock at the riverbank at Blakely.

 

Mobile can be seen in the distance from the shore at Blakely.

 


Library of Congress

 

Following the battle Confederate soldiers were said to have hidden among
the roots of a water oak near the shoreline.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of
Ruth Beechem of Pensacola, Florida.
Thanks Ruth!

 

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