“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”
During the late summer of 1864, Union forces clashed with the Confederates in what became known as one of the most historic confrontations of the Civil War at sea. Although this conflict was over 150 years ago, the sites of its encounters and other war disputes on Mobile Bay are still here today. The Civil War trail on the Alabama Gulf Coast stretches over 90 miles from Mobile County to the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the iconic landmarks and discover the realities of the soldiers of the Battle for Mobile Bay with our official guide to the Civil War trail.