Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island

Historic Fort Gaines is seen in February 2010 on Dauphin Island, Mobile County. The fort, along with Fort Morgan to thet east across the entrance to Mobile Bay, played a major role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864 during the Civil War. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines.

Courtesy of the George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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