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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

Fort Morgan and the Battle of Mobile Bay

presents firsthand accounts, maps, and more pertaining to this Civil War conflict (August 5, 1864) in which Union Admiral David Farragut led about 20 ships and vessels into the torpedo-filled Mobile Bay. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Lighthouse and hot shot furnace, after the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864. (National Archives)

Lighthouse and hot shot furnace

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