Fort Gaines, Alabama
February 2011 Page7

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(037) Enlarge (Stop 19) Disappearing Gun & Museum

(038) Enlarge Fort Gaines Burial Tombstone
Michael Carter
Died May 13, 1860
Aged 33 Years
This gravestone was found in the old Military cemetery just northwest of the Fort. The grave location itself is unknown due to hurricane changes. There is also some mystery as to the individual. If he was stationed at Fort Gaines his military rank should have been included on the stone. Some believe that he was a sailor whose drowned body washed ashore. Although lost, Michael Carter is not forgotten


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