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In Alabama, the Union's capture of Spanish Fort makes the city of Mobile's fall only a matter of time

Civil War Battle, iconic image
Spanish Fort was one of the two main defenses of Confederate Mobile, Alabama, the other being Fort Blakely. A Union campaign begun to take Mobile from the land had made progress under General Edward Canby.  A concerted twelve day effort against Spanish Fort was succesful when significant portions of the fort were stormed and the defenders evacuated.  Fort Blakely fell the next day and Mobile was powerless to resist federal occupation. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 102.