We visited Fort Morgan during our 2016 vacation to New Orleans, we spend a couple of day in Gulf Port Mississippi so we could visit several third system forts in the area.
The fort was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan and is now a Alabama State Historic Site, turned over by the War Department to the State of Alabama in 1946. It is now managed by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Between 1895 and 1900, Fort Morgan received five Endicott concrete batteries, supported by the latest in fire control, electricity, and communications.I have never been a fan of the Endicott period and the fortifications generally ruin an otherwise fine fort. Here the batteries were built away from the fort and haven't impacted it at all.
Being an early built it is a traditional pentagon shape designed to around a large Citadel
The fort suffers from a lot of leaching of the concrete. All of the calcium built up on the walls are very dramatic and make for some great pictures. I could spent days at tis fort photographing.
There is a accompanying fort, Fort Gaines, across the bay which were not able to visit. Leaves a good reason to go back!