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Mobile as a Confederate City,


January 11, 1861 Alabama secedes from the United States.

1863 Bread Riot staged by Mobile women protesting food shortages and high prices.

August 5, 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay; Union victory closes last approaches to city by water.

1865 Enrollment peaks at Spring Hill College as parents seek to protect their sons from the Confederate draft.

April 12, 1865 City officials arrange bloodless surrender of city to Federal forces.