Civil War buffs re-enact Union victory on 150th anniversary of Battle of Mobile Bay
The battle on the Gulf Coast was a pivotal Union success. (Source: WALA/CNN)
FORT MORGAN, AL (WALA/CNN) - The Battle of Mobile Bay 150th anniversary re-enactment came to an end Sunday with the Confederates falling to the Union.
From water to land, thousands of spectators got an idea of how the Union army defeated the Confederates and took control of Mobile Bay.
"Mobile was the last Gulf city to fall on the Gulf Coast for the Confederacy,” Wesley Odom, a Civil War re-enactor, said. “It was a major downfall for the Confederacy, and when you look back in history and you remember all the men who died on both sides, it becomes somewhat meaningful to say you can't forget the past. You can't forget the sacrifice of all the men who died, and also you remember where we came from. We're glad we're one nation now, and we're all together.”
The re-enactment wrapped up Sunday with a visit from Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his wife.