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Haunted Army Posts & Battle Grounds in Alabama

Across ##Region##, there are numerous abandoned and retired Army Posts and Battle Grounds that are haunted by soldiers of years gone by. If you love local history as much as you love Haunt Seeking, then you'll want to check out one of STATE's Haunted Army Posts and Battle Grounds, many of which are open to the public, and some of which even offer educational guided tours!
 
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  • Forks of Cypress Florence, AL
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    Completed in 1830, the Forks of Cypress was the main house of a cotton plantation built in Greek Revival style; it was named for its location between Big Cyprus and Little Cyprus Creeks. During the Civil War the building was used as a base camp for Union forces, and it was eventually placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, despite having burned to the ground over... Read More

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  •   Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery, AL
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    Maxwell Air Force Base, located in Montgomery, occupies the sight of the original Wright Flying School, which operated from 1910 o 1916 before becoming a repair depot during World War I. Building 1433 is alleged to be haunted, and various paranormal phenomena have been reported within its walls. A burnt electrical smell sometimes emanates from the second floor, though there is no short... Read More

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  • Fort McClellan Anniston, AL
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    Established as Camp Shipp in 1898 and later repurposed as Camp McClellan in 1912, this site saw sporadic use before being designated as a permanent post and renamed Fort McClellan in 1929. The fort was used a Prisoner of War camp during World War II, and later became a training facility for the military, focusing on the Chemical Corps, Military Police Corps, and Women's Army Corps... Read More

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  • USS Alabama Mobile, AL
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    Constructed in 1942, the USS Alabama (BB-60) saw heavy activity during World War II, helping the Allies to win their battle both in Europe and then in Japan. After running many successful missions, the battleship was decommissioned on January 9, 1947. Eight years later, the "Mighty A" was opened to the public as a museum ship and would later be declared a National Historic Landmark in... Read More

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  •   Fort Morgan Gulf Shores, AL
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    Built between 1819 and 1833, Fort Morgan is a masonry fort that saw active use during the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Today it is a historical site open for visitation from the public. In addition to a number of artifacts and other historically significant sights to see, visitors to the fort may spot a ghostly presence or two. Reports of unusual... Read More

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    First built in 1852, the Battle House Hotel stands on what were once the military headquarters of Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812. In 1905 the hotel burned to the ground, but three years later it was replaced with a brand new building; it would later closer in 1974, but reopened in 2007 following a massive revitalization project. Visitors can once again spend the night in the old... Read More

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    The Marion Military Institute, which was founded in 1842, has a long history of training cadets for both civilian and military careers. For a brief period during the Civil War the Chapel and Lovelace Hall (then the South Barracks) served the confederacy as Breckenridge Military Hospital; soldiers who did not survive their stay in the hospital were buried behind the chapel. Since that... Read More

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  •   Fort Gaines Dauphin Island, AL
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    Fort Gaines was established in 1821 and is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, a Union victory which helped bolster President Lincoln's bid for re-election just three months later. Despite erosion from intense storms in recent years, the site is one of the country's best preserved Civil War-era masonry forts, and according to some the masonry is not... Read More

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