2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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Danville Leadbetter (August 26, 1811 - September 26, 1866) was a career U.S. Army officer and later he served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. A trained engineer, Leadbetter supervised the construction of forts before and during the war, and is noted for his controversial involvement in the November 1863 Battle of Fort Sanders in eastern Tennessee. After the conflict he left the country and lived out the remainder of his life on foreign soil. Autograph Document Signed "D Leadbetter, Col. & Engr", on partially printed form, February 23, 1861, requesting supplies for repairs of Fort Morgan. Eight days before Alabama seceded from the Union, Col. John B. Todd took four companies of Alabama volunteers and captured the fort before dawn on 3 January 1861. Turned over to the Confederate Army in March of 1861, the fort served as the first line of defense for the city of Mobile and provided protection for blockade runners entering Mobile Bay.
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Repairing The Alabama Fort Directly After Seizing It From The Union - 1861

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