"Blakeley Battleground" Blakeley Things to Do Tip by Basaic

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  Blakeley Battleground
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      Blakeley Battleground
    by Basaic
  • Blakeley Battleground - Blakeley
      Blakeley Battleground
    by Basaic
 

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.

The Park is open for day use visitors from 9 AM to dusk daily seven days a week. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for children 6 to 12; and children under 6 get in free.

Address: 34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577
Phone: (251) 626-0798
Website: http://blakeleypark.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 15, 2010
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