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Battle of Mobile Bay
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Battle of Mobile Bay Alabama
  David Farragut
  Gordon Granger
August 3, 1864 Gordon Granger lands on Dauphin Island and invests Fort Gaines, one of two forts defending Mobile Alabama
  Gordon Granger
August 5, 1864 18 Union ships sail past the entrance to Mobile Bay. The C. S. S. Tennessee, prize ironclad of the Confederate Navy awaited the attack. As the U. S. S. Tecumseh sinks Admiral David Farragut orders "Damn the torpedoes, go ahead." His flag vessel Hartford took the lead. The ships destroyed the Confederate fleet Alabama
  David Farragut
August 8, 1864 Fort Gaines, at the entrance to Mobile Bay, surrenders Alabama
August 9, 1864 Federals lay siege to Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay Alabama
August 23, 1864 Fort Morgan, last of the Confederate forts on Mobile Bay, falls into federal hands following a spectacular barrage Alabama

Battle of Mobile Bay

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