Under siege

This week the Associated Press ran a list from the National Trust for Historic Preservation naming this year’s endangered sites. Seventh on the list was the Civil War’s Fort Gaines in Alabama.

This week the Associated Press ran a list from the National Trust for Historic Preservation naming this year’s endangered sites.

Seventh on the list: “Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala. This fortress that played a pivotal role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay is threatened as the shoreline erodes as much as 50 feet a year.”

Read the entire list here, and then learn more about Fort Gaines here.

Author: Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Handsome gentleman scholar, Civil War historian, unpretentious intellectual, world traveler, successful writer.

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