ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR TRAIL
The Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail comprises more than a dozen Alabama Civil War sites where action took place during both the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Overland Campaign.
FIND CIVIL WAR TOURS & EXPLORE THE TRAIL!
The stories of ship captains, fort commanders and common fighting men are told through firsthand accounts, historical references and detailed illustrations displayed on interpretive signs placed at many of the sites along the trail for those on Civil War tours.
The sites marked with below are sites with interpretive signs onsite to illustrate the action that took place during the campaign. If the sign location is at a spot other than that indicated on the printed trail guide, the location is described below.
The Battle of Mobile Bay
In one of the most famous Civil War battles, Union ships from nearby coastal forts in Mississippi and Florida converged for the battle of the bay.
The Overland Campaign
Heading north on the eastern side of the bay, troops started up the bays and rivers and continued on foot in their quest to overtake Fort Blakeley, Spanish Fort and eventually Mobile.