St. Andrew Skirmish

St. Andrew Skirmish (HM544)

Location: Panama City, FL 32401 Bay County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 9.862', W 85° 41.252'

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Near this site on March 20, 1863, Confederate soldiers commanded by Captain Walter J. Robinson repelled a landing by Union sailors led by Acting Master James Folger of the blockading vessel U.S.S. Roebuck. The 11-man scouting party of Union sailors was seeking to locate a southern civilian vessel near the "Old Town" spring, when they were reportedly ordered to surrender by Captain Robinson. During the ensuing skirmish, several Union sailors were killed and wounded as they fled to their launch boat. Quarter, or safe passage, was requested by the remaining Union sailors to retrieve their dead and wounded. Total Union casualties were six dead and three wounded. Union sailors buried four of the deceased on nearby Hurricane Island, and a fifth sailor was interred by the Confederate soldiers. No casualties were recorded by the Confederate unit, which later became Company A of the 11th Florida Infantry Regiment. After the conclusion of the Civil War, the remains of the Union sailors were removed to the national cemetery at Fort Barrancas.
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HM NumberHM544
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Marker NumberF-425
Year Placed2000
Placed BySons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 1319 and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 626380 N 3337726
Decimal Degrees30.16436667, -85.68753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 9.862', W 85° 41.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 9' 51.72" N, 85° 41' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1697-1799 FL-30, Panama City FL 32401, US
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