3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Friday, January 7, 2011

This Day in The Civil War: Jan. 4, 1861

From a tweet by DPW 
"150 years ago today, Friday, Jan. 4, 1861: Alabama state troops seized the U.S. Arsenal at Mount Vernon, Ala."
"The Mount Vernon Arsenal was a United States Army munitions depot, located on the Mobile River three miles west of Fort Stoddert, approximately 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico near Mount Vernon, Alabama. Along with the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta, Maine, it is one of the most complete antebellum arsenals surviving to the present day.[2] It was established by the United States Army in 1828 as an ordnance manufacturing base, the Mount Vernon Arsenal served as one of the US Army's main ammunition plants from its inception until the Civil War.

On January 4, 1861, troops of the Alabama state militia took possession of the arsenal on the orders of Alabama governor Andrew B. Moore.[3] The takeover from the small US Army force, commanded by Captain Jesse L. Reno, was peaceful and bloodless. After Alabama joined with other seceded states to form the Confederacy, the Arsenal was turned over to the Confederate Army for the duration of the war."

The model was created by Darian Robbins of 3D Serves U

See the Arsenal in Google Earth Here

No comments:

Post a Comment