Fort Morgan, Alabama

Kenny Myers, Slidell, LA
Mike Stroud, Bluffton, SC
Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
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1. Fort Morgan (Alabama) - Wikipedia
2. Fort Morgan
3. Fort Morgan and the Battle of Mobile Bay (NPS)
4. The Union Navy Captured Fort Morgan, Alabama
5. - Fort Morgan, Alabama

(1985-89) Glacis tunnel entrance

(1985-89) View of the Sally Port from the postern


(1985-89) Dry moat between the counterscarp and wall of the fort

(1985-89) South wall casemates. View looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico


(1980's) Noble Leslie Devotie was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 24, 1838. He spent his early life in Marion, Alabama. He entered the University of Alabama in October, 1853, in the sophomore class, having spent his two years at Howard College. All through his university course he brilliantly maintained his intellectual supremacy. His grade average for his entire course at Alabama was 96 3/4. He was graduated as valedictorian at the had of his class July 17, 1856. In the fall of 1856 he entered Princeton Theological School, from which he graduated in 1859. The he became pastor of the First Baptist Church at Selma, Alabama. In 1861 he enlisted as chaplain in the C.S.A. when the Independent Blues and the Governor's Guard of Selma were sent to Fort Morgan. On February 12, 1861, as he was about to board a steamer at Fort Morgan, Alabama, he made a misstep and fell into the water. Three days later his body was washed ashore. He was the first man to lose his life in the Civil War

Photo by Mike Stroud

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