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Re: Fort Blakely Alabama History
In Response To: Fort Blakely Alabama History ()

: From a mailing list.
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: 1865 April 9- Nine African American regiments of Gen. John
: Hawkins's division help to smash the Confederate defenses at
: Fort Blakely, Alabama. Capture of the fort will lead to the fall
: of Mobile. The 68th
: U.S. Colored Troops will have the highest number of casualties
: in the engagement.

: What are the details of this event?

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In addition to the nine regiments under Gen. Hawkins' command, two additional USCT regiments were assigned to the Engineer Brigade commanded by Brigadier General Joseph Bailey - the 96th and 97th U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments from Louisiana.

Go to UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS IN THE MOBILE, ALABAMA CAMPAIGN - March 17-April 12, 1865 at:


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