Fort Gaines - Real Dauphin Island Haunt
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 all that has lingered over the years. Apparitions, shadowy figures, and other unusual sightings have been reported at the fort, as have cold spots and other strange phenomena.
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