Aug 9: Federal troops land at Pilot Town on Mobile Point

Aug 9, dusk: Federals close to within 2,000 yards of Fort Morgan and begin siege operations j Aug 22: Federals begin bombardment of Fort Morgan, which surrenders the following day

Federal sailors, joined the battle. Early next morning, their powder exhausted and the citadel on fire, the fort surrendered. The fall of Fort Morgan gave the Federals control of lower Mobile Bay and the Union a much needed victory.


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