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On this day in the Civil War, Confederate Fort Morgan falls to Federal troops.

The Union now controls Mobile Bay and closes one of the last major ports used for Southern blockade running.


Battle of Mobile Bay

(Credit: Library of Congress)

On this day in the Civil War, Federal troops under the leadership of General Benjamin Butler continue to occupy the city of Baltimore. On the prior day, General Butler moved his troops into Baltimore without official authorization.

Later in the war, General Butler was nicknamed “Spoons Butler” by Southerners due to his supposed improprieties pertaining to Southern property.

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General Benjamin Butler

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)