The Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board (DIPBB) and Fort Gaines are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay Saturday, August 2 and Sunday August 3, 2014.
Recently designated as one of the most endangered historic sites in America, the two-day event will highlight Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay
and showcase a Naval Battle, presentations of famous Civil Way Photographer Matthew Brady, as well as historic reenactments.
It is going to be a great weekend with lots of fun for the whole family. Professional re-enactors from across the nation are coming in to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Gaines. It is an opportunity to surround yourself with amazing Civil War history right in your own back yard.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, August 2
1:00 pm Naval Battle
2:30 pm Stories of Matthew Brady, Famous Civil War Photographer
Sunday, August 3
10:00 am Civil War Period Church Service
10:30 am Stories of Col. Charles Anderson, Commander of Fort Gaines
12:00 pm Siege of Fort Gaines
1:00 pm Surrender Ceremony
Other activities taking place throughout include blacksmithing, military drills, cannon firing and live music by Kracker Dan Band.
$4 for Children
$6 for Adults
Tune in to Studio10 live from Fort Gaines Friday morning from 9am-10am!