February - April 1815When British forces arrived at Mobile Bay to assault Fort Bowyer on Mobile Point, half of the British army under the command of Sir John Kean, who was recovering from wounds suffered during the defeat at New Orleans, was landed on Dauphin Island to act as a reserve during operations against the Americans. Two days after the surrender of Fort Bowyer, the British warship, HMS Brazen arrived at Mobile Point with word that the United States and Great Britain had agreed to peace terms at Ghent, Belgium ending the War of 1812. British commanders withdrew their troops from Mobile Point and moved them, along with their American prisoners, to Dauphin Island to await word of the treaty's ratification by the U.S.
|Series||This marker is part of the series, and the series.|
|Placed By||The Major Uriah Blue Chapter of Lower Alabama, United States Daughters of 1812, National and State Societies, U.S.D. 1812; the General Society of the War of 1812 in Alabama and the Sons of American Colonists|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 396450 N 3346857|
|Decimal Degrees||30.24891667, -88.07630000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 14.935', W 88° 4.578'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 14' 56.1" N, 88° 4' 34.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island AL 36528, US|
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