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Fort Morgan

Gasque, Alabama
County of Baldwin.
Western terminus of AL 180
National Register Number: 66000146
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: AL-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Significant in Admiral Farragut's 1864 naval battle that opened Mobile Bay to the Union Navy and sealed off the port of Mobile to Confederate shipping.

Slow but steady deterioration of the fort's masonry. This condition is more severe in some areas than others, but is present throughout the fort. Water leaking through the brickwork is the primary cause of this deterioration.

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