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Confederate Defensive Positions

Historic Blakeley State Park preserves the location of the ghost town of Blakeley along with the remains of a Confederate fortification and the Union positions built to support their attack. The battle here raged on from 2 to 9 April 1865. The battle resulted in a Union victory. Ironically the battle ended 6 hours after the war ended with Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. There were a total of 4475 casualties in the battle with 3529 of them occuring on 9 April.

Today the park commemorates the battle. Parts of the breastworks and fortifications are preserved along with sites of battles and the site of the town of Blakeley. The park also offers a good look at the wildlife from the area and in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

Union Positions

Nature Center

There are a number of nice hiking trails, a Nature Center, and even a two hour cruise on the Tensaw on the Delta Explorer.

  • Last visit to Blakeley: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 14, 2010
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    I now need to get down that way to see this. It looks like the battle took place last week. What a great presentation you did.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Yes, it certainly is a cruel irony that there were so many casualties on the last day of the war -- many of them after the war was officially over. Every soldier's nightmare!

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