107 - Alabama River (Steel's Expedition)

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Title:107 - Alabama River (Steel's Expedition)

Verso inscribed, "Steel's Ex."

In March 1865 US Major General Edward R. S. Canby, commanding the XIII and XVI Corps, advanced up the eastern shore of Mobile Bay to rendezvous with US Major General Frederick Steele's force from Pensacola, capture Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely on the eastern shore, and flank Mobile.

On March 17 Canby moved up the east side of Mobile Bay. He united with Steele at Danley's Ferry and with 45,000 troops initiated the siege of Spanish Fort on March 27. On April 8 the Federals delivered a devastating bombardment with ninety guns, including those of USN Rear Admiral Henry K. Thatcher's six ironclads. With his escape route threatened, CS Brigadier General Randall L. Gibson evacuated the garrison. The Confederates made their way to Mobile, and the Federals occupied Spanish Fort early the next morning.

Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs | Alabama River (Ala.)--Photographs | River steamers--Alabama--Photographs | McPherson, William D., photographer | McPherson & Oliver (Studio : New Orleans, La.)
Collection:Marshall Dunham Photograph Album, circa 1861-1865.
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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Louisiana State University Libraries, Special Collections ( http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special )

Marshall Dunham Photograph Album (Mss. 3241), Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

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