Fort Gaines, Alabama
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In 1853, Congress named the fortification for General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a Revolutionary War commander who won lasting fame for his tenacious defense of Fort Erie. Fort Gaines was in active use during the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, and later served in World Wars I and II.
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Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090).
Forms part of: George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.