"10 Northeast Bastion" Fort Gaines Things to Do Tip by Basaic

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  Northeast Bastion
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  • Northeast Bastion - Fort Gaines
      Northeast Bastion
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  • Site of Fort Powell - Fort Gaines
      Site of Fort Powell
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This is the Northeast Bastion with a canon mounted on the platform. Photo 2 shows a view from the bastion of the location of Fort Powell. Fort Powell was a smaller fortification that also engaged the Union Fleet during the Battle of Mobile Bay. It engaged six Union ships until it's guns were disabled. To keep the fort from falling into Union hands the Confederate garrison blew up the fort in a huge nighttime explosion.

Address: 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Phone: (251) 861-6992
Website: http://www.dauphinisland.com

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  • Written Feb 1, 2011
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