Confederate Fort

Confederate Fort (HM14QI)

Location: Phenix City, AL 36870 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 28.947', W 85° 1.876'

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On the hill to the northwest is an earthen fortification built in 1863 as part of the defenses on the Confederate navy yard, iron works and other war-related industries in nearby Columbus, Georgia. Designated Fort #5 on the plan done by the CSA engineers, the well-preserved fort has three cannon emplacements. It is pentagonal, of 90 foot side. Escarpments are 30 feet. Trenches flank the central unit. During the attack by Federal troops under Major General James H. Wilson on April 16, 1865, the fort and other outer defenses were not manned due to lack of Confederate manpower.
HM NumberHM14QI
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Russell County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 684992 N 3595620
Decimal Degrees32.48245000, -85.03126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.947', W 85° 1.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 56.82" N, 85° 1' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 84 Stadium Dr, Phenix City AL 36870, US
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