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Battle of Fort Bowyer - Fort Morgan, Alabama, USA.
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Quick Description: War of 1812 - Battles of Fort Bowyer - Historic Marker & Descriptive plaques, give details on the 1st & 2nd battles for Fort Bowyer, that took place at this location in Sept 1814. Located at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alabama, USA.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2017 7:14:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMWYE6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
Fort Bowyer War of 1812 - Historic Marker & supportive information plaques give information on the campaign against Mobile Bay, known as the the 1st & 2nd battles for Fort Bowyer. Located at Fort Morgan State Historic site, Alabama.

The Historic Marker is unique in the in fact that it is the only reference to Fort Bowyer on this site. There are three supportive descriptive plaques giving information on the battles fought at this location:

The First Battle of Fort Bowyer took place in mid-September, 1814. Captain William Percy of the Royal Navy decided to attack the fort in preparation for an assault on Mobile, doing so with 60 redcoats and an artillery piece. He believed Bowyer to be a low, wooden battery mounting some six to 14 small caliber guns.

The Second Battle of Fort Bowyer was the first step in a British campaign against Mobile, but turned out to be the last land engagement between British and American forces in the War of 1812. However, hostilities between land and naval forces did not end until late March, following the American capture of HMS Cyane, HMS Levant and HMS Penguin from mixed crews of Royal Navy sailors and Redcoats of the Royal Marines.

Aftermath
Further information: Fort Morgan (Alabama)
With Mobile Bay secured by British warships and Fort Bowyer now under British control, the remaining American forces in the area hurried to Mobile to prepare for the expected onslaught there.
All British plans were cancelled when HMS Brazen arrived on 13 February, carrying news that the Treaty of Ghent had been signed on the previous Christmas Eve. When news of ratification of the Treaty arrived, ending the war, the British withdrew.
The final attachment of Mobile to the United States, from the Spanish Empire was the only permanent exchange of territory during the War of 1812.
Fort Bowyer subsequently reverted to U.S. control. The War Department would later replace it with the more heavily fortified Fort Morgan.


"Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, the site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one.
Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country.
More than just history, the site also has nature areas, and a boat launch for the outdoorsman to enjoy. Or, you can simply sit back and relax on our beaches and let the worries of the world slip away.Whatever your reason for visiting,  make sure Fort Morgan is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast!"
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Name of Battle:
Battles of Fort Bowyer.


Name of War: War of 1812

Entrance Fee: 7.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 9/15/1814

Date of Battle (End): 2/13/1815

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos two of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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