Fort Morgan State Historic Site [AL]
Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars—the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and went full speed ahead to win the battle. The massive fort contains more than 40 million bricks and pays tribute to the skilled masons, many of whom were enslaved African Americans.
The site offers exhibits, tours, demonstrations, reference library access, and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events).