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Dauphin Island, AL
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Photographic Tour of
Historic Fort Gaines
on Dauphin Island, Alabama
-Photos by Jim Janke, Dakoto State Univ.,
Madison, SD, USA-Sept. 24, 2002-
And others.....

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Historic Fort Gaines
On Dauphin Island, AL
The fort was one of the primary Confederate forts guarding the entrance to the bay. Admiral Farragut ("Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!") ran his fleet past the forts in the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. The entire battle campaign lasted from August 2 to August 23, 1864.                             (This enlarged photo page includes a narrative history of the fort.)


Entrance to Fort Gaines



View from the northeast bastion to the west



View from the northeast bastion to the center grounds of the fort



View from the northeast bastion, looking to the left,
or southerly into the Gulf of Mexico and the mouth of Mobile Bay.



View from the southwest bastion to the right, westward



View from the southwest bastion, looking to the left.



View from the southeast bastion,
looking toward the northwest bastion.

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