Old Cahawba

Civil War-Castle Morgan
7:21 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

The Battle of Mobile Bay-- "Castle Morgan"

Sign at Castle Morgan
Stan Ingold

Alabama Public radio is looking back on a pivotal moment in the American Civil War. Next week marks one hundred and fifty years since the battle of Mobile Bay, which was a turning point the War Between the States. APR is also looking at Alabama’s role in the Civil War in 1864. Many people talk about the battles, but some of those who fought were captured and held in POW camps. The Confederate Camp Andersonville often comes to mind. There was also a camp here in Alabama.

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Historic Sites-Sale
3:57 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Ala. Group Works To Spare Historic Sites From Sale

Alabama Historical Commission officials say they're working to save some of the state's historic sites from being sold despite an audit outlining the possible sale of some landmarks.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Alabama Historical Commission officials say they're working to save some of the state's historic sites from being sold despite an audit outlining the possible sale of some landmarks.

Commission Director Frank White told Al.com on Monday that a five-year plan to cut costs and boost revenue are expected to help the organization stave off sales of popular historical properties. If sales do become necessary White says Fort Morgan, Old Cahawba and the state Capitol building won't be among the sites being considered.

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