Fort Montgomery (4)
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History of Fort Montgomery
Established in fall of 1814 by Lt. Colonel Thomas Hart Benton during the Creek Indian War about two miles from Fort Mims. Built as a supply base and defense against hostile Indians and used as a staging area and supply point for General Andrew Jackson's attack on Pensacola, Florida.
Abandoned about 1818.
Site near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Montgomery Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1680876
- Location: Baldwin County, Alabama, US, FIPS Code: 01003
- Latitude: 31.2125, Longitude: -87.81972, Elevation: 30 Map: Tensaw
- As Of: 01 Dec 2003
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Near Tensaw, Baldwin County, Alabama.
Maps & Images
Lat: 31.2125 Long: -87.81972
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 10
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