|7: Revolutionary War at Mobile. Siege
of Fort Charlotte (Condé), 1780. Spain, America's ally, declared war on Great Britain
in June 1779. Bernardo de Galvez, governor of Spanish Louisiana at New Orleans, led the
attack against the British along the lower Mississippi River and Gulf Coast. In February
1780, Galvez laid siege upon the British forces here at Fort Charlotte (Condé), resulting
in its surrender and the capture of the city of Mobile, March 14, 1780. Galvez next
captured Pensacola and accepted the surrender of West Florida, May 9, 1781, thus aiding
the American colonists by removing the British threat from the Gulf of Mexico.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Alabama, 1996
Galvez's attack on Fort Charlotte (note the exaggerated height of Fort
Charlotte which is actually at water level. Museum of Mobile.
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