Position of the 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery August 20-25, 1864Construction began on August 19th on two artillery positions that were emplaced only 200 yards from the southeast bastion of Fort Morgan. These positions, which were part of Battery Bailey, anchored the southern flank of the Federal siege lines. Although a tremendous storm briefly delayed completion the battery positions were ready for emplacement of the guns by the morning of August 20th. That day, two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles and 12-pounder "Napoleons" of the 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery were transported across Mobile Bay from Fort Gaines. The 2nd and its guns were within easy range of Confederate heavy artillery on the southeast bastion and infantry located on the counterscarp. A soldier of the 2nd described the battery's ordeal in the line.
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|Date Added||Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 401457 N 3344447|
|Decimal Degrees||30.22758333, -88.02403333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 13.655', W 88° 1.442'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 13' 39.3" N, 88° 1' 26.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores AL 36542, US|
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