Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Nichols” in chapter 1 of Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama:
...defending it with 20 guns and 160 men under Major Lawrence.
This fort was on the present site of Fort Morgan.
On September 12th the fort was attacked by a party of 712 British and Indians under Colonel Nichols , assisted by two sloops and two brigs.
They were beaten off with the loss of 200 men and one of the ships.
The British ships also made an attack on Mobile, but retired without doing any material...
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