150th Anniversary of Mobile Bay Battle Coming

Jul 29, 2014

Civil War re-enactors from across the nation will be on the Alabama coast this weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Siege of Fort Morgan.

Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee engages the USS Oneida while under fire from the USS Chickasaw (Painting by Tom Freeman www.tomfreemanart.com)
Credit civilwar.org

Organizers say the activities will begin Friday evening with a concert of Civil War music by Bobby Horton. The re-enactment begins Saturday morning with the attack of the Union Navy. The re-enactment continues all day and concludes Saturday night with a barrage of artillery firing over the effort. The re-enactment continues Sunday with the surrender of Fort Morgan.

Organizers say the commemoration will include a special naval display of rarely exhibited artifacts from three ships involved in the battle: the USS Tecumseh, the USS Philippi and the CSS Gaines.

Single-day tickets are $10 and three-day passes are $20.