This Is The Haunted, Bloody History Of Alabama’s Fort Morgan

Named after Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan, Fort Morgan was built on the site of Fort Bowyer in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Construction on the masonry star fort began after the War of 1812 and was completed in 1834. It was widely known as the best example of military architecture in the New World.

Used in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II, Fort Morgan has definitely seen its fair share of battles and bloodshed — and it’s even said to house some ghosts.

The fort was constructed into a star shape by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which made it easier to defend. African-American slaves did most of the work, and many of them are said to linger there in death.

During the Civil War, Confederate troops captured and took the fort for their own in 1861, using it to provide protection for blockade running ships that entered Mobile Bay.

However, Union naval forces recaptured Fort Gaines in 1864, allowing land forces to surround and attack Fort Morgan. During the siege, a barracks inside caught fire. Seventeen men died during the battle, and the Confederate commander of the fort was forced to surrender.

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That said, the barracks is considered to be one of the most haunted areas of Fort Morgan. In 1917, a prisoner hung himself there, and tourists have reported hearing his disembodied cries after the sun goes down.

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It was used as a military base until it was abandoned in 1944, but visitors still witness shadows walking around in the rooms and have heard soldiers’ voices as if they were still in battle. People who live nearby have also been said to see glowing lights and dark figures walking around at night.

One Redditor who visited the place found these hand prints in one of the rooms and says their dog was trying to leave the room so frantically that he was choking himself with his collar.

Would you ever dare travel here?


Though I’m sure it would be a creepy experience, Fort Morgan is definitely going on my list of haunted places to visit.

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